Thorn / Zumtobel / Collingwood
Mount Oswald, a student accommodation within Durham University. Park Lighting Design completed this project alongside Lorne Stewart in October 2020. Park were asked to get involved in all lighting aspects from general, emergency, decorative and controls -all within budget, delivered on time and using reliable manufacturers.
This project was a little different from other university projects, as it was agreed we could break the usual specified supplier’s list, provided by the university. We knew we had to work with manufacturers that would ensure reliability, be cost-effective, and highly efficient.
We started by breaking the project down into areas based on requirements. The general areas such as bedrooms, corridors, and offices were to be focused on with a commercial mindset. The aim for these areas was to achieve Luxlevels, uniformity, maximum efficiency and to provide a fully addressable emergency system that could be controlled from one control panel.
The manufacturers we approached for support with these points were Thorn, Zumtobel, CP electronics and Collingwood -all provided an exceptional level of support and helped Park and Lorne Stewart achieve exactly what the university needed -with wiring schematics provided along with demonstrations on-site, this made sure everyone fully understood what the end solution would be.
The student hubs were dealt with slightly differently, as the university wanted to offer a “home from home” kind of feel to the students. Park lighting provided a full lighting design focusing on including the architectural and more decorative luminaires, within these spaces.
We also incorporated RGB colour change to help the space be versatile for the students. Park worked hard to offer a lighting design that could be both relaxing and fun, whilst complying with all regulations that were required.
Even though Park Lighting design are often found working on university projects, we really do pride ourselves on making sure no two are the same.