Spurlite have an ongoing working relationship with Dodd Group, Telford, and we were asked to provide a design for a project called iCentrum, Digital Plaza. The development creates small high-tech office spaces and open plan workspaces for developing high-tech Digital communication businesses.
Its flexible accommodation, dynamic atmosphere and well-connected location ensures that the site is perfectly equipped to fulfil the commercial needs of any tech business from entrepreneurs and start-ups, to SME's and growing businesses.
The initial information available from which to to create a design was very limited and a preliminary lighting budget was developed to allow a degree of cost certainty for the lighting element of the overall project. As more information became available Spurlite then worked with Dodd Groups appointed M&E consultant, Capita, to develop the design into a more comprehensive system.
The concept of the building is to have visible services, and open ceilings spaces, to utilise the ceiling slab as part of the natural ventilation and cooling system. This necessitated the use of suspended or surface luminaires within office and circulation spaces. On the upper levels the circulation spaces are illuminated with the continuous “LINE” lighting system suspended below the slab. The pre-wired system allowed the reduction of visible services as all the cables run internally with the lighting system itself. In some areas dummy modules were introduced to accommodate movement and daylight sensors.