Fagerhult fittings have created a striking visual statement for the newly opened Crosshouse Resource Centre in East Ayrshire, Scotland, as well as ensuring that the lighting is highly efficient and effective. The circular, suspended Teres luminaire was selected for the two principle spaces of the building which combines a medical centre, council office, library and learning unit.
Echoing the drum-shaped structure which forms the library and waiting area, the pendants with their matt opal acrylic diffusers create a glare-free illumination to the double-height space. The theme is continued with Fagerhult’s Pleiad Compact recessed downlights, specially designed for shallow voids, which are inset into a circular dropped ceiling element in the centre of the drum.
“I felt the circular pendants worked well with the architecture and with the shape of the space, as well as the general design of the interior,” said Jackie Latimer of interior designer 3D8. “From an aesthetic point of view I’m definitely pleased with them.”
John Johnstone of consulting engineer DMP said: “I’ve worked quite a lot with Fagerhult in the past. The energy efficiency, the quality of manufacture, the quality of materials used, the finishes and the options available were all drivers for choosing the fittings. I’m also pleased with the overall appearance of it. It looks very good.”
Teres (which has a circular T5 lamp and is available with or without trim) and Pleiad compact fluorescent fittings were also used elsewhere in the project, together with Fagerhult’s Indigo Clivus T5 linear fittings (designed for surface mounting on suspended ceilings) in the consulting rooms and offices. ExLED emergency lighting was also installed.