Case study: One Glass Wharf

Law office stylishly illuminated

The British law firm of Burges Salmon made high demands for the design of its new office building at One Glass Wharf in Bristol. They wanted to reconcile top design with durability and energy-efficiency. ETAP was able to convince the architects to light the offices with an adapted UM1 solution.

Tailored office lighting
The design team behind One Glass Wharf wanted to achieve a lighting level of at least 350 lux in the office spaces, but also imposed stringent conditions in terms of total energy consumption. In addition, the lighting had to be seamlessly integrated into the ceilings. “Their request  was quite unique,” clarifies ETAP’s Andy Purkiss. “They wanted to integrate the luminaires into the ceiling structure’s c-profiles, making them part of the supporting  structure. They had clear aesthetic reasons, but such a requirement is quite exceptional. At least we had never experienced this before.”Lead-times strictly adhered to
ETAP suggested a solution on the basis of UM1 diffuser luminaires with MesoOptics™. “We did have to custom-make all luminaires, adjusted to the structure’s measurements of 600, 900 and 1200 mm,” according to Purkiss, “To do so we worked closely with the design team. Fortunately we fully produce our own luminaires and do not depend on third parties. This enables us to flexibly capitalise on such requests and deliver strictly on time, which was also critical here.”

Project sheet:

- 1,681 custom-made UM1 recessed luminaires
- of which 461 with emergency power supply unit
- versions in 54W, 39W and 24W

United Kingdom
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