Classed as one of the top ten boys schools in the country, Merchant Taylor’s school has been providing outstanding educational opportunities for boys aged 11-18 since 1561. Originally located in the City of London, the school has since moved to Hertfordshire in 1933.
We were approached by Architecture PLB, a design-led practice with over 25 years of experience in the education sector. The scheme for new Design and Technology building was sensitively designed to accomplish a Grade II school building and the surrounding landscape. The brief of the design was to create 21st century learning facilities whilst respecting the historical context at the same time. The consultant on the project was Max Fordham. Our team worked closely with them and the architect to support the new lighting scheme.
Architecture PLB specified the look and feel of the new architectural feature lighting for the main atrium entrance. Our team supported the consultant with technical support, samples and lighting design.
For the main entrance and circulation areas with exposed ceilings, the 3.5 m long tubular feature luminaire Nile from our 299 range was used in a repetitive fashion. The suspended LED luminaire was supplied with 4000K to achieve a clean contemporary look.
In the studios, the flat suspended profile Leam was used. The long body consisting of 3 modules and blank sections allows customisation of the length of the profile. The Leam was fitted with a metal halide louvre to spread the light efficiently and to a budget.
The new lighting looks amazing and is well fit for purpose. Our team was very pleased to see the final results when visiting the school to take photographs.
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