Stockport Homes Group is a limited company that manages 11,500 homes on behalf of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. Stockport Homes Group provide facilities management / architectural services to schools within the area, including Freshfield Nursery School.
It was decided that, as part of the re-modelling and new extension, to improve the lighting with new luminaires that were both energy efficient and maintenance free. Stockport Homes Group delivered the upgrade and approached Steon Lighting to design and deliver a solution which would improve lux levels and create a pleasant environment for the children and employees.
Steon’s lighting design engineers recommended using products from within the Steon® range as these luminaires are high quality, energy efficient and extremely reliable.
The extended play area has recently been added to the nursery, this is an open space which benefits from a lot of natural light. The extension is approximately 12 metres long with a pitched roof, as a result Steon supplied the slim profile 8ft Caparo LED to be mounted with catenary wire suspension. A colour temperature of 4000K was utilised as this is cool and assists in maintaining a level of alertness amongst the children. Exit signage was also provided – namely our Subventus LED, to highlight the emergency exit.
The Steon branded Alley Pack was selected for application around the exterior of the building as it is IP65 and highly efficient. The Alley Pack was the best solution as the luminaire supplied functional lighting and complemented the aesthetics of the building. The IP65 Kite LED was used under the entrance canopy to give a more welcoming feel when approaching the nursery.
In the toilet areas Steon supplied the IP44 Hydrus Midi LED downlighter, the scheme was designed with a combination of both standard and integrated emergency luminaires, in the event of a mains failure the children and staff could leave this area safely.
Following the smooth completion of the project, the nursery is now a bright and vibrant area for the children to play and learn in. This new installation includes virtually maintenance free and energy efficient luminaires and will result in reduced in lower energy costs.
Steon Lighting continue to work closely with Stockport Homes Group and look forward to working together on future projects as the client base expands in the education sector, on projects such as Freshfield Nursery School and Ladybrook Primary School.