Project Name: Wentworth House
Location: Milton Keynes
Duration: 3 Months
Client: Caldecotte Lake Business Park
Architect: Spratley & Partners
Main Contractor: Scott Osborn
Electrical Contractor: Longs Electrical
Consultant: Watkins Payne
Set in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Caldecotte Lake Business Park in Milton Keynes offers 8 detached office buildings in an exceptional natural environment, refurbished to high standard. With office floor space totalling in excess of 200,000 sq ft, Caldecotte Lake Business Park is occupied by many National and International companies enjoying the benefits of excellent facilities, beautiful grounds and a convenient central location with excellent road, rail and air links.
Building 4, also known as Wenthworth House, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment with a remodelled reception area and high-quality office accommodation over two floor plates of open plan space totalling approximately 1,983 sqm (21,348 sq ft).
Approached by the architectural practice Spratley & Partners in December 2017, we have been involved in designing the lighting scheme for this high spec Cat A refurbishment from the early design stages. The design team was later joined by two consultant teams working on behalf of the client and architect.
'The design brief for the scheme was a contemporary Cat A scheme compliant with LG7 regulations, with the aim of reducing carbon footprint and reducing glare. '
The 299 team have created the lighting layout and product specification for this Cat A office space refurbishment. Multiple site visits and product reviews have been carried out. Full lighting design, lux level calculations including the emergency lighting plan were produced alongside 3D renders of the space to help visualise the effect of the new lighting.
The scheme boasts plenty of daylight thanks to the extensive refurbishment and remodelling. The reception area uses architectural feature lighting and linear lighting to enhance the contemporary geometrical interior design.
Featuring the suspended architectural profile, the OKA Suspended is installed diagonally across the space, the lighting guides the visitors towards the reception desk. The Oka's high output allows less luminaires to be used to illuminate a space, which is ideal for achieving clean and minimalist design schemes. The design of the OKA also compliments the RYDAL Suspended which have been used as the main architectural feature luminaires on the scheme. Both RYDAL and OKA enhance the black details of the interior design and the wooden joinery.
The diagonal design continues in to the atrium area employing the slim linear recessed profile, Leck in various lengths. The LECK Recessed was specified with IP44 rating.
In the common parts and washrooms, the LOPEN Surface mounted was used in various lengths in a contemporary matte black finish. In the stairwell areas, the TARRA mounted in a matte black finish was installed to energise the design and bring some visual interest to the stairwell.
The large open plan office space on the ground and first floor are lit with OKA suspended. The OKA has all the attributes for setting a new standard for linear office lighting. Its clean lines and minimalist design stand out and the homogeneous light distributed through a diamond prismatic lens boasts an impressive UGR < 16, contributing to a healthy working environment. All lighting has been supplied as DALi dimmable, with some luminaires equipped with emergency units as per regulations.
The new lighting was supplied over 2 stages to the satisfaction of the client. The result is an attractive high spec LG7 office lighting scheme for a Cat A refurbishment, offering flexibility and efficiency to future tenants.