Olivers Yard, London

We worked on the refurbishment of the external porticos, reception and lobby spaces for this mixed-use commercial building on the City Road in London for Derwent London. Our new scheme identified a specific hierarchy within each area. New lighting highlighted selected surfaces and used long life and low energy LED sources to ensure the design could stand the test of time. Overall power use was reduced by more than half – down to 7kw from an original from 18kw load – and a control system was also designed to dim the fittings and provide the chance to balance the lighting for different times of the day, as daylight levels changed and the needs of the space altered.