Luton sees the light

Riegens has supplied a bespoke version of its Mineo Uno luminaire to the landmark new student centre, part of the first phase of a £70m regeneration of the University of Bedfordshire’s campus in the centre of Luton.

Designed by RMJM architects, the Campus Centre is at the heart of the university’s Luton campus and provides a social hub for students, with a student union bar, student services centre, restaurant, lecture theatre and informal learning areas. It also houses the University’s senior management suite.

The lighting, installed by T Clarke Midlands, incorporates Riegens modern Mineo Uno luminaire, which has been specifically adapted for the project to provide a continuous lighting solution made up of recessed, surface mounted and suspended versions. The bespoke Mineo fittings used at the campus offer two different styles; one with a louvre and the other with a translucent opal diffuser. In addition, a suspended version with matching blanking plates was included in the project.  

RMJM commented: “Architecturally, the building had to centralise many different functions for the university under one roof, whilst forming an attractive centre for its students. Lighting was an important part of the design and the Riegens Mineo Uno fitting was cost effective and easy to install, as well as providing excellent lux levels. The sparkle grey finish also matched well with the interior design concept.”

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