The jewel in the crown

Luminaires from Riegens Lighting have played a vital role in the overall design of 30 Crown Place, a 23,225 square metre development designed by Horden Cherry Lee and RHWL Architects with a 16 storey tower element and lower-rise eight storey block attached.

The building, owned by developer Greycoat and managed by CORE, contains offices with retail space on the ground floor. The development, in the City of London’s financial district, has the perfect location thanks to both the popular Broadgate Centre and Liverpool Street Station and will be an architecturally significant addition to the City’s skyline, affording superb views over the city and beyond.

Marcus Wallis, senior project manager with Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil Ltd, had a design brief to mount the light fitting within a bespoke service tile along the supply air, sprinkler and PIR control. To achieve this he had to use a lighting company that could offer a high quality product, whilst working alongside the team of engineers at SRW to carry out the necessary innovations to achieve the required end product – and Riegens fitted the bill.

Bespoke luminaires were developed as a collaboration between SRW and the technical team at Riegens as a solution for the project. Working closely with SRW, Riegens designed a luminaire to be incorporated into the metal tiling system that also housed the various services that have to remain hidden. Riegens Ambit pelmit lighting was chosen for the reception area and lift lobby of the building and Concido luminaires have been used to provide the illumination in corridors and offices throughout the building. Riegens supplied all fit out lighting to the floors in addition to back- of- house lighting.      

Marcus Wallis commented: “The service tile has worked incredibly well and, coupled with the lighting, looks fantastic in a very dynamic building”.

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