Riegens loom at The Weaving Shed

Riegens Lighting has provided a modern, versatile lighting system at The Weaving Shed, a former mill building situated on the banks of the Ettrick in Selkirk, Scottish Borders.

The Weaving Shed was part of an important complex of buildings which provided employment for over 20,000 in the weaving, spinning, and knitwear industries in it’s time. Following a £3m renovation, the listed building has re-opened to provide first class office space for up to 120 people and has become the headquarters of the Eildon Housing Group.

As part of the refurbishments, Eildon’s required two floors housing open plan working areas, along with a conference room and a number of small meeting/training rooms on each floor. The ground floor would also contain the central core reception along with a separate social area adjacent to a food preparation/kitchen space. Lighting for the project was specified by KJ Tait Engineers who chose Riegens luminaires due to a good versatile range, high quality finish and excellent value for money.

To provide direct/indirect illumination for the open plan offices, Riegens’ Casino Trio suspended luminaires were installed. Using T5 28W and 54W lamps, Trio is suitable for a wide range of applications and incorporates HF multi-lamp control gear to provide illuminance level flexibility with a quick lamp change. For projects requiring additional energy savings, the option of an integrated lighting controller is also offered.

Designed to suit numerous applications, Riegens popular Concido 200 downlights were chosen for the main reception area. The range features a choice of decorative and technical attachments to complement each particular project. Other luminaires utilised in the project included Ceta 30, a central square dichroic downlight for the toilets, Certus, an IP rated industrial luminaire for plant areas and Cirrus Circular for corridor applications.

Kamil Moroz at KJ Tait Engineers said: “The versatility of the Riegens range meant we had a good choice of luminaires to choose from. This allowed us plenty of scope to ensure the fitting and lumen output complemented each individual area’s need.”

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