Simmtronic provides lighting control
Simmtronic has supplied its SPECS3 fully addressable, digital lighting controls for two more prestigious office buildings at Spinningfields – Allied London’s 4.6 million sq ft business district development in Manchester.
Awarded the contracts for both 3 and 4 Hardman Square by building services provider, NG Bailey, Simmtronic serviced both projects from its northern regional office. The initial Cat A shell and core contracts have been followed-up with feature-rich Cat B schemes, building on the backbone system and tailored to the requirements of the incoming tenants. Designed by Foster + Partners, 3 Hardman Square is a 10-storey, 180,000 sq ft building with commanding views of the City of Manchester. It is occupied by Halliwells, one of the UK’s most expansive legal practices. Most floors are predominantly open plan but with cellular offices around the perimeter and have Simmtronic presence-based lighting controls with corridor hold functions. The cellular offices have daylight linking to dim or switch off the lights in response to daylight penetration. Meeting rooms on the specialist eighth floor have scene-setting and AV interfaces and the two conference rooms also feature partition interfacing.
The second building, 4 Hardman Square is a 5-storey, 53,000 sq ft headquarters style office building which has two tenants: business and financial advisers Grant Thornton and HSBC Bank Plc. For Grant Thornton the Simmtronic lighting control scheme is presence-based with daylight linking on perimeter luminaires. The HSBC fit-out required a switching scheme incorporating features including scene-setting, AV interfaces, and partition interfacing.