The newly refurbished Old Admiralty Building in South West London, is a Grade II listed building, home to some of the most famous figures in history, including Winston Churchill and James Bond creator Ian Fleming. This project needed a control solution for all lighting throughout the building including its external areas.
The building presented many challenges to the design and installation team, as decorative cornices and wood panelling could not be disturbed so the installation of wiring routes and DALI cabling required careful consideration and planning. The installation had to ensure that each rise demise had its own area controller, with five riser demises over the five floors to allow for control via local occupancy detectors and scene plates along with switches for roof and plant lighting.
The project utilised:
- CP’s full RAPID System, comprising 217 DALI gateways and 52 pluggable LCM’s (Lighting Control Modules)
- 500 6-pole Vitesse modular LCM’s for the DALI and power to the lights.
- 1800 PIRs
- RAPID system scene plates
- A head-end PC with emergency monitoring to provide full monitoring, testing and reporting which can quickly identify issues with specific luminaires or devices that can be easily rectified.
The installation ensured that each rise demise has its own area controller, with five riser demises over the five floors to allow for control via local occupancy detectors. The use of scene plates in all offices and meeting/conference rooms along with switches for roof and plant lighting, allows the occupants to change the lighting scene in these spaces at any given time, a unique feature of the RAPID system.
Corridor hold was used to ensure occupants never walk into unlit spaces.
The use of the head-end PC means that the emergency testing procedure is automated with function and duration tests that are set up as a scheduled calendar event. This means a report can be easily generated and exported to Excel for analysis by the FM team, enabling them to fulfil their due diligence for emergency lighting tests and maintenance.