Zumtobel have created a stylish installation with maximum performance for the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

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Zumtobel Lighting have supplied a highly efficient new lighting solution that includes a lighting control system and a central battery system, for the new Faculty of Business and Law at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Working to a brief that included energy efficiency, aesthetics and low maintenance, Zumtobel have created a stylish installation with maximum performance using MELLOW LIGHT V, SLOTLIGHT infinity, LINCOR and PANOS evolution luminaires throughout the building.

UWE is Bristol's landmark £55m, 17,200m2 Faculty of Business and Law and comprises of Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School. Both of which provide a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, higher research and professional courses. Serving 5,500 students and containing 148 offices over 7 floors, the landmark academic building is located in the heart of the new developments on the UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus. Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School educate future professionals in all aspects of business and law – from entrepreneurship, management, leadership, strategy through to economists, accountants, marketing and human resources. In addition to academic law courses they also train barristers and solicitors and provide relevant research into important business and law issues that confront both businesses and society.

In an installation carried out by Whitehead Building Services, Zumtobel have created a lighting solution similar to that of natural daylight in all the circulation spaces, with their PANOS evolution luminaires. The LED downlight range has a colour rendering index of Ra > 80, a choice of three luminaire luminous flux packages with 1000 lm, 1800 lm or 2400 lm and is available in either warm (3000 K) or intermediate (4000 K) colour temperature. The unobtrusive PANOS evolution disappears into the architecture, providing powerful and efficient illumination. The rest rooms are also illuminated with PANOS evolution.

SLOTLIGHT infinity are also installed in the circulation spaces  creating an excellent, continuous flow of illumination with no shadows, providing an eye catching, streamlined strip of uniform light.

LINCOR Direct/Indirect pendant luminaires illuminate the office spaces and mock court suites. With its slim and unobtrusive design, the LINCOR LED luminaire draws an elegant line through the room, its contemporary minimalism enhances room axes and architectural concepts. Efficient LED technology takes full effect in a section of only 63 mm square, resulting in high-quality indirect/direct lighting. MELLOW LIGHT V has also been installed in office areas providing perfectly dispersed LED points that deliver well-balanced illumination of the work space, helping to prevent glare and the so-called ‘cave effect’.

The result is an eye-catching, contemporary installation with engaging spaces that work in unison with the new, refreshed facility. It also offers pleasant colour temperatures and the option to adjust them to an individual’s preference to support users with all activities.

Interestingly, a 'time capsule' has been buried on site by University Chancellor Sir Ian Carruthers, containing significant items suggested by students, staff and alumni. The capsule contains contemporary items from the University such as a current undergraduate prospectus, a Shaun the Sheep Trail map, a Green Capital leaflet, a newspaper of the day and the student newspaper Western Eye, amongst other things. It also contains memorabilia from the University's history such as previous newsletters, old photos of the Campus and images from Bristol Polytechnic days.

About the Zumtobel Group:

The Zumtobel Group is an international lighting group and a leading player in the field of innovative lighting solutions and components. Its internationally established brands, Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel, and acdc offers its customers around the world a comprehensive range of products and services. In the lighting business the Group with its Thorn, Zumtobel and acdc brands is the European market leader. Tridonic plays a leading role worldwide in the manufacture of hardware and software for lighting systems (LED light sources and LED drivers, sensors and lighting management). The Zumtobel Group is based in Dornbirn in the Vorarlberg region of Austria. For further information, please visit www.zumtobelgroup.com/en


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