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ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING & OFFICE LIGHTING

DESIGN CARDIFF

 

The Welsh capital is just an hour's drive from our office and offers great shopping, fine gastronomy and much more,  this all adds up to give us a close affinity with the city. Over the last decade, the city has been undergoing a remarkable transformation. The office market in Cardiff has been booming in the recent years and at 299 we take a keen interest in architecture and planning projects in the area.

We work closely with architects, consultants, fit-out experts and property owners in Cardiff and South Wales. Our experienced team of lighting designers are able to provide solutions for even the most complex projects.

The range of our projects varies from architectural feature lighting for reception areas, circulation areas in large office developments, general office lighting to lighting for offices in listed buildings. No matter the scale of the project, we love the feeling of putting our mark on the architecture of the city. The involvement of our team also varies from project to project. We work at our best when we are involved from the very early design stages and assist the client with full lighting design and lux level calculations. Some projects will need a site survey, others might require product specification and some might be in need of consultation or product supply.

 

EVERY PROJECT is different, but our service is a constant, we like to be involved and offer our technical advice. 

 


   

Have a look round our 'smorgasbord' of delivered projects in Cardiff to get a taste of what we are about!

   


 

 

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

GOLATE HOUSE CARDIFF 

The 5 storey office development, Golate House has recently undergone a major refurbishment and our team played a vital role in reviving this tired building with a new contemporary look. Working closely with the electrical contractor, Evans Electrical, 299 have proven to be a valuable support to the design team. A full lighting design and calculations were supplied, ensuring the new lighting would meet lighting regulations. New office lighting was delivered as part of Cat A fit out in a 'defurbishment' style. The scheme has a bold and contemporary look. 

THE MALTINGS CARDIFF 

Originally a Victorian malt house, this distinctive grade II listed property has undergone a large redevelopment and has become yet another top end office development in Cardiff, housing a mixture of serviced and self-managed offices, The Maltings offers 95 offices in total to a wide range of commercial tenants. We were approached directly by the client and delivered an attractive yet efficient office lighting scheme, compliant with LG7. Our team has been involved with the project right from the early design stages through to the after care. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 CAPITAL TOWER CARDIFF

 Dominating the city's skyline, the tallest office building in Cardiff offers 24 floors of first class office accommodation with attractive views and a convenient location. The office fit-out specialists, Paramount Interiors created a design concept for the refurbishment of the 8th and 9th floor. Working closely with their design team, we supplied slim continuous linear lighting for the corridors and circulation areas in 2015. A few years later, we worked with Paramount again on refurbishment of the ground floor, creating an impressive reception area for the international investment group.

    

 > MOTONOVO CARDIFF

Cardiff's most impressive office development, One Central Square, situated just off the Central train station, offers a first-class workplace with almost 1000 desks. Working with office design specialist, Morgan Lovell, our team supplied new lighting for the breakout spaces in the new offices of the fast-growing car finance company, MotoNovo. LG7 compliant linear lighting was fitted in-between wooden slats as an enhanced visual feature. This fast-paced project was delivered to the client in just 18 weeks. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

> THE MALTINGS CARDIFF 

After the success of the 1st stage at The Maltings, our team was involved with the lighting design of an impressive architectural feature lighting scheme in the courtyard of this distinctive office building. We created a bespoke scheme for the client featuring several suspended feature luminaires in bespoke sizes. Working previously with the client, we understood the design brief and the desire of pushing the design to a next level.

> COCORICO CARDIFF

Occasionally we work on small retail projects where the lighting plays a crucial role in the branding. The BBC's Bake Off Crème de La Crème finalist, Laurian Veaudour approached us to create a modern lighting scheme for his artistic patisserie in Cardiff. After several site visits, which our team enjoyed very much, we designed a modern lighting scheme using suspended architectural lighting and suspended premium pendants from Tobias Grau. Working with a client who appreciates detail and quality of the lighting was very refreshing. The result is a simple yet trendy scheme with a clean and modern look, in keeping with the brand design of the popular patisserie. We just keep coming back for their delicious macarons!

                                                  

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, we know what our clients rate about our service:

 


 

TAILORED SERVICE

 

Like a good suit, our service is tailored to your needs. We work on projects that go over many months but are also capable of picking up a fast paced project and deliver it to a tight schedule.

We work with people who know exactly what they need but are equally happy to offer a bit of hand ‘holding’ when needed.

 

 

 

 

                                                            

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

 

We understand that you will be dealing with lots of people you will never get to meet. At 299, we like to put a face to the name. Our dedicated South West project engineers come to meet you in person in order to support you in clients meetings.

Their product knowledge, experience, and practicality speak volumes. Our office based technical team will support your design scheme with lighting design and calculations.

You as a client will be supported throughout the whole process.

 

 

                                                            

CLEAR FOCUS 

 

Lighting covers a broad spectrum of applications. We understand ARCHITECTURAL and OFFICE applications and this is where our focus lies. Small, medium, large scale, we can cover it all.

We follow the industry trends and work with the best available products on the market. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A VIDEO IS MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS


 

 

                                                                                          

[  Cocorico from Birdy Films  ]

 

 

                                                 
 

Golate House from Birdy Films. ]

 

 

 
 

[  The Maltings from Birdy Films  ]

 

 

 

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299 LIGHTING

WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US?


 

Originally we were introduced to 299 Lighting from a contractor we used, because we were having problems with a larger multinational supplier. To be honest, we were not getting the personal service we required. With 299 from the start, it’s been hassle free, and they delivered on what they promised. From the design, to chosen samples, nothing has been a problem, we always had a sample within next couple of days. We sat down with 299 and we finalised the brief, one of the main things we wanted was a modern light fitting, white, preferably, with LED

All light fittings are definitely a feature and they make a statement. When you walk into the office, it is the first thing you see and we want it to make a lasting impression.

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Gareth Oram - Officer Manager, The Maltings

 

 


 

 

 299 were really helpful in helping me to decide which lighting will be suitable for the shop. I wanted pendants and I wanted the lighting to look great visually. After the first meeting, they got back to me with the visuals, it was really exciting. The lighting really compliments the shop and it is great for business.

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Laurian Veavdour  - Owner, Cocorico

 


 

 

The client wanted a specific type of look for this project, and we know that 299 have that look available, and we asked them for a sample, so we could demonstrate that to our client, they provided that in a very quick fashion. All the manufacturers are providing LED lighting, there is a different quality of LED and we look as an installer, for a manufacturer, who can meet higher standard at an affordable price. 299 have been able to do that and the quality assurance is worth investing in for us as an installer. when we deal with a company like 299, we deal with a lot of people we never get to meet, so we are dealing with people by email, by phone contact, and the service they provide could be very important.

In this particular project, we dealt a lot with Elman, who works at the office, very friendly, very professional, and provided the information that was required for the project

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Jason Llewelyn - Project Manager, Evans Electrical

 

 

 

If you are currently working on a project, thinking of moving offices or own a commercial property

that would benefit from a new lighting scheme, get in touch with our friendly team!

We would love to get involved!