Cardiff Airport, Cardiff.

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING SCHEME FOR DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS.

CARDIFF AIRPORT, CARDIFF.

Project Summary:

Location: Cardiff

Sector: Retail

Value: £22K

Duration: 1 Month

Client: Powell

Architect: Powell Dobson

In May 2018, Cardiff airport reached a new milestone on its way to transformation – 1.5 million customers a year now choose to fly from the Welsh capital.

With over 50 direct flights and 900 connections, the passenger numbers are expected to continue growing. Following the recent £4m redevelopment of the airport, Cardiff is becoming one step closer to its ambitious vision of becoming an outstanding capital city.

Situated in the rural valley of Glamorgan, and originally set up as a wartime satellite aerodrome and training base, the airfield officially started operating in 1942.

20th BUSIEST AIRPORT IN THE UK.

Abandoned after WW2 and brought back to life and converted to a civilian airport in 1952, the airport operated under several names and gradually attracted more airlines to set up their base. In 2009, it was the 20th busiest airport in the UK in terms of passenger numbers.

“With the double digit growth projected for 2018/2019, the recent investment was to improve the overall experience for passengers flying out of Wales and proudly emphasise Welsh heritage.”

— PROJECT MANAGER - 299 LIGHTING

LARGE SCALE £4M FITOUT.

With the aim of maximising the daylight and creating a comfortable place to work, the design brief was based on increasing the ceiling height by exposing all of the services. This allowed sufficient space for suspended lighting to be used throughout the entire fitout scheme and achieving the LG7 standard.

The design brief was driven by a subtle interplay of the original Art Deco style building and the large factory style perimeter windows. The objective was to create a contemporary workspace with an industrial look and feel, attractive to future tenants.

 

LARGE SCALE £4M FITOUT.

With the aim of maximising the daylight and creating a comfortable place to work, the design brief was based on increasing the ceiling height by exposing all of the services.

The interior design and fit out experts Powell were awarded the large scale £4m fit out and refurbishment project following the design of Powell Dobson Architects. The refurbishment project included an extension and fit out of the Departure Lounge and a complete redesign of the 51° Business Lounge, all in bid to accommodate the expansion plans and raise the airport’s profile.

Our team was approached by Powell in February 2018 with a brief to design a clean, industrial look lighting scheme that works with the mechanical and electrical services combined with acoustic panels that had been put in place. The timescale and the budget were crucial on this project.

Full lighting design, lighting calculations and 3D visualisation have been produced to support the design team. In the main circulation area in the departure lounge, the cylindrical adjustable spot Sett suspended was specified and used. Offering a perfect balance of light quality, efficiency and output with a clean industrial look, the Sett is a perfect choice for demanding commercial applications with high ceilings and long periods of continuous use.

With stunning views across the Vale of Glamorgan, the stylish Executive Lounge and new 51° Business Lounge offers commuters touchdown areas. Decorated in slate grey colour referencing the Welsh slate heritage, the 51° Business Lounge, featuring a bespoke wooden slatted ceiling detail, was designed incorporating linear lighting at a random pattern. Various lengths of the Lopen Surface mounted have been used to create the pattern. The Lopen has a versatile clean-cut linear profile with outstanding efficiency and performance. Compact, yet powerful and highly reliable, it has been designed with attention to detail, ticking all the right boxes for the function and design.

ENHANCING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE.

The new lighting was supplied in two stages in a tight 5 week schedule. The works have been completed ahead of the official opening on the 18th April and well ahead of the busy summer season. The final result is an attractive transformation significantly enhancing the customer experience.

ENHANCING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE.

The new lighting was supplied in two stages in a tight 5 week schedule. The works have been completed ahead of the official opening on the 18th April and well ahead of the busy summer season. The final result is an attractive transformation significantly enhancing the customer experience.

“The lighting designed for the main circulation space of the departure lounge includes suspended downlights with a modern industrial look and feel. linear profiles were also installed within the baffles, incorporating different lengths in a random fashion to bring a bit of playfulness into the new-look scheme at Cardiff Airport.”

Marcela Pomphrey – Marketing Director

A few words from Gareth Knight, Technical Director at POWELL

1#  What was the design brief for this project? 

The aim of the project was to improve overall experience for passengers flying out of Wales. The new environment needed to be light, open, airy and functional.

2# What were you trying to achieve with the lighting? 

The client required uniform distribution, complementing the new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and the acoustic ceiling panel clouds (stars and clouds).

3# What made you  choose 299 Lighting? 

Portfolio of product offerings, design service, cost. 

4 # What did you like about the service? 

High standard of Design service, customer relationship.

5# Are you happy with the results? 

Yes, aesthetics matches design intent, quality of output and fitting was very good and the uniform distribution was also delivered to a high standard. 

Project in figures:

1.5 million

1.5 million customers a year now choose to fly from the Welsh capital.

£4M

A total of £4 Million was spent on the redevelopment of Cardiff Airport!

1942

Cardiff Airport was originally set up as a wartime satellite aerodrome and training base, the airfield officially started operating in 1942.

Products used in this project:

Sett Suspended

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Patisserie Cocorico, Cardiff.

PREMIUM LIGHTING FOR RETAIL.

PATISSERIE COCORICO, CARDIFF.

Project Summary:

Location: Cardiff

Sector: Retail

Value: £6K

Duration: 3 Months

Client: Patisserie Cocorico

Situated just a short walk from a nice residential area Pontcanna in Cardiff, the premium Patisserie Cocorico opened its door to their new, exciting premises in the summer of 2015.

The French Patissier Laurian Veaudour opened his first Patisserie in April 2010. The previous shop was located a few doors down on Whitchurch road in Cardiff. Laurian followed his dream in building up the Cocorico brand, and started planning a relocation to new, more upmarket premises with the aim of increasing the customer experience and building up the premium brand identity. 

Laurian approached our team in November 2014. His brief was to create a modern space with a premium feel to add that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ to his artistic patisserie products. His passion for the design and attention to detail played a huge role in the lighting concept for his shop. 

The client was not only interested in the premium look and feel, but also what the new lighting would feel like in his new shop. After several site visits, which our staff unsurprisingly enjoyed very much, we put forward the architectural suspended feature lighting Talla as the main luminaire for the dining area of the patisserie. 

” I wanted something that would look good visually, as well as being efficient.”

Laurian Veaudour Cocorico

The matte black finish of the 650 mm diameter Talla adds a contemporary feel to the space. The fluorescent fittings were fitted with 4000K lamps achieving a clean white light, perfect for a contemporary retail environment. The direct/-indirect light distribution adds an extra dimension to the ceiling space.

Above the counter, the beautiful premium pendants, Nice In, from Tobias Grau were used. The slim conical shape of the Nice In reflects the environment and adds a premium feel to the space. The visually interesting optical lens allows even and glare free light distribution and the 2700K colour temperature creates an exciting stage for the displayed, mouthwatering goodies.

The LED downlight Esk was used for the circulation areas. 

The dimmable LED spotlight with 4000K matches the colour temperature of the patisserie. The minimalist bezel of the downlight blends in with the architecture and the adjustable spot allows the user the flexibility.

The lighting was supplied in time to the satisfaction of the customer. For some reason, our staff keep visiting the patisserie, making sure the lighting still performs well. Looking at the images they came back with, we are starting to understand why.

Project in figures:

6 Months

From initial project brief through to delivery.

2700K

The 2700K colour temperature of the Nice In created an exciting stage for the displays.

4000K

The Talla was fitted with 4000K lamps achieving a clean white light.

Products used in this project:

Talla Suspended Direct/Indirect

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Grand Central, Birmingham.

OFFICE AND ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING FOR AN OFFICE DEVELOPMENT WITH EXPOSED CEILINGS.

13-20 SETTLES STREET, LONDON.

Project Summary:

Location: Birmingham

Sector: Retail

Value: £80K

Duration: 4 Months

Client: NG Bailey Ltd

Consultant: Hoare Lea

Situated above the redeveloped New Street Station and encased in the stunning architectural building and stainless steel façade, the long awaited top class shopping destination opened its doors to the public on the 24th September 2015.

Not only does Birmingham have a top class train station, the Grand Central offers a trendy shopping centre with plenty of quality restaurants and eateries alongside the multi storey car park, attracting many visitors from all over the UK and abroad. With John Lewis as the main tenant to the shopping centre occupying its 250,000 ft2 boutique style department store, the Grand Central Station boasts high quality retail tenants and a top quality fitout finish.

Grand Central is more than just a place for a retail therapy. The stunning roof lets the daylight in and floods the shopping centre and the concourse below. The main architect on the project was the design-led architectural practice Haskoll.

“ 299 Lighting worked alongside the award winning consulting engineers at Hoare Lea from the very early stages of the design process. “

Marcela Pomphrey – Marketing Director

Our team assisted with the product selection of feature lighting for retail areas and the large feature lighting for the concourse.

The modern and airy feel of the Grand Central was enhanced by plaster in feature lighting scattered in random clusters seamlessly disappearing into the ceiling of the visually attractive building. The Meno Soft 1200 from XAL was specified thanks to its unique design, contemporary opal diffusers and high quality light distribution.

The cluster consists of 14 vertically suspended Niles with 360 degree light distribution in several standard sizes. Suspended at different levels, the opal diffuser distributes soft light and creates a cascading effect. The pendant brings the staircase space to live and can be admired from all levels. The staircase is also lit with the circular Talla Wall mounted luminaires. The 500 mm diameter is a neat size, substantial enough to make a visual impact.

Project in figures:

24,668 sq ft

Whitfield Street has a total of 24,668 sq ft. office space!

3 Floors

299 Lighting’s office lighting stretches over 3 floors.

3 Months

From initial project brief through to delivery.

Products used in this project:

Rydal Suspended

Working on a Retail building?

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If you’re working on an retail refurbishment and are looking to replace the tired lighting scheme, why not get in touch with one of our experienced lighting designers today to see how we can help with your project.

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