Number One Riverside is a multi-use public building in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. It incorporates Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council civic offices and customer service centre, Rochdale Central Library as well as conference.
The Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus, is soon to be exhibiting at the Number One Riverside. With this in mind, the Council were keen to upgrade the feature lighting.
The lighting in the entrance hall consisted of five 12 meter suspended linear compact fluorescent luminaires. The Council recognised that the technology enclosed in the luminaires was outdated and failing to provide uniform light distribution so approached Steon for an upgrade.
The Council expressed that they were satisfied with the overall look of the enclosures and therefore only required a retrofit gear tray solution
Our design team began by removing all the existing Compact fluorescent technology and looking at developing a new LED solution. This upgrade to LED would also include the incorporation of integral 3-hour emergency.
Another part of the task involved designing new gear trays and metal work to fit in the existing enclosure. Steon’s designers came up with a new fastening method for the gear tray and also a quick connect plug and socket system which would allow for ease of installation.
The new retrofit solution has transformed the entrance way at Number One Riverside. The suspended linear luminaires create a striking impression when you enter the building and have completely elevated the area. The feature lighting now delivers exceptional uniformity and the overall lux levels have been majorly improved.
With the adoption of the latest LED lighting technologies, maintenance of the luminaires has been significantly reduced. This is a huge benefit to the Council as there is now minimal disruption caused my maintenance and also costs associated are kept to a minimum.