Redefining workspaces

May 25, 2021
Concord by Sylvania Lighting was specified by consultants Simpson and Crawford, who were tasked with providing a highly aesthetic scheme at the offices of Urban HQ Eagle Star House, Belfast.

NEWHAVEN, United Kingdom – Concord by Sylvania lighting delivers exceptional style and quality for Belfast’s first truly design-led flexible workspace.

  • Complete Concord by Sylvania office lighting solution  
  • Client : Urban HQ Eagle Star House, Belfast 
  • Specified by Simpson and Crawford Consulting Ltd 
  • Products: Concord Mini Continuum, Concord Myriad, Concord Ascent, Sylvania Start Flex LED

Eagle Star House, Belfast, home to Urban HQ, brings a fresh all-inclusive approach to flexible workspaces. Designed to attract both freelancers and international businesses, their recent refurbishment has created a beautiful, vibrant workplace that drives productivity, inspiration, and collaboration.

Over the last few years, the concept of flexible workspace has taken off in the city. With 500 desks over eight floors, covering 30,000 sq ft, Eagle Star House has been conceived to feel more like a hotel than an office with a level of sophistication and detail to rival anything currently available in other major cities.

The revamped flexible offices feature co-working space, meeting rooms, lounges, a large roof terrace, with areas for events and networking; all finished to the highest specification. 

Concord by Sylvania Lighting was specified by Mechanical and Electrical consultants Simpson and Crawford who were tasked with providing a highly aesthetic scheme.

Mini Continuum graces the main offices and lobby with clean horizontal lines of homogenous light. Its trimless construction is seamless, casting no shadows, just beautiful light to work under.  Both recessed and suspended variants have been used throughout.  

A combination of Myriad and Ascent downlights add sparkle and interest in the breakout areas, meeting rooms, and stairwells. Start Flex LED is integrated into a channel along the corridors to add a touch of glamour and prestige.

Chris Stevenson, Regional Business Manager at Concord by Sylvania describes, “This is a beautiful scheme, and the lighting completes the boutique hotel style effortlessly, while delivering a quality light that is comfortable to work under.”

Jamie McCoubrey Urban HQ Managing Director “Urban HQ (at Eagle Star House) presents a unique opportunity for flexible working in Belfast, providing members with a sleek modern workspace and unrivalled connectivity. We believe our best-in-class offering will elevate Belfast’s flexible workspace offering to that found in New York or London. Our space is more similar to a boutique hotel than an office building.”  

Leslie Simpson, Simpson and Crawford Consulting Director, says, “We selected Concord by Sylvania Lighting for its extensive range of luminaires to suit all areas of this boutique style flexible workspace. The Mini Continuum continuous linear LED suspended luminaires blended seamlessly with the exposed services throughout the office areas and smaller meeting rooms. The final finish achieved has provided our client and their members with the best working space in Belfast to rival anything seen to date elsewhere in the UK”.

About Concord - Architectural Lighting by Sylvania

Concord is part of Sylvania and is one of Europe’s most respected architectural lighting brands.  With a strong manufacturing base in the UK, Concord is renowned for its strong design ethos, high technical performance and aesthetic form. Concord focuses on delivering lighting solutions to meet the needs of architects and lighting designers.

About Sylvania

Built on over a century’s expertise in lamps and luminaires, Sylvania is a leading provider of consumer, professional and architectural lighting solutions. It designs, manufactures, and installs lighting solutions, that push the boundaries of technology, supplying internationally state-of-the art products and systems to the public, commercial and private sectors. All over the world, people rely on Sylvania Lighting and its product ranges: Concord, Sylvania, YourHome and Start, for top quality, energy-efficient solutions to suit their individual lighting needs.



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