Ashton Old Baths transformed with standalone presence detectors

The Brief:

Grade II-listed Ashton Old Baths sat empty for 40 years before Manchester property developer PlaceFirst and Tameside Council implemented a refurbishment programme with the support of funding from grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Inside the 1870s original structure, flexible office space, event space, break-out areas and free-standing, self-contained office pods were designed and built, and the building is now used as a digital, creative and media hub.

CP Electronics were asked to provide intelligent lighting solutions that would maximise savings in both cost and energy to support Manchester council’s energy efficiency targets while providing a solution in-keeping with the historic nature of Ashton Old Baths.

Our Insight:

“Our job was to design a lighting specification that would demonstrate energy efficiency and cost savings.

“We wanted to provide a solution that would work with the range of new internal spaces, provide safety to its occupants and visitors, and cause minimal impact on the physical Grade II building while giving the desired light coverage throughout.”

Our Solution:

“To achieve the brief, we recommended a combination of adjustable head, flush-mounted MWS3A microwave detectors, and compact, flush-mounted EBDSPIR passive infrared (PIR) presence detectors.

“The self-contained detector units and simple plug-in connection were provided with specialist wall-mounted brackets to minimise the impact on the Grade II building.”

The Result:

“It was important that we could demonstrate our detectors would provide cost saving and energy saving benefits. Our intelligent lighting controls can identify when shared spaces are occupied and automatically turn on the lights. When vacant and no presence detected, the lighting will automatically switch off, saving money and energy.

“The adaptability of our products meant that they can fine-tuned to suit the different environments within Ashton Old Baths creating the best lighting experiences in each application.”