Electrical Contractors Commercial & Domestic 
Award winning 'Best Built Project' with 1400 illuminated panels and innovative sound responsive LED lighting  
The Glass Mill Leisure Centre is situated on the lowest three floors of a 27 storey apartment building in Lewisham. The new centre features a 100 station fitness suite, a 25m eight lane competition swimming pool and a teaching pool; both of which have multi positional floors. It also incorporates two group exercise studios, a rock climbing wall, a crèche, café, meeting rooms and health suite which includes a sauna, steam room, ice room and relaxation area. 
The finishes of the elevation are particularly interesting: 1400 glass panels in ten colours are illuminated from above. The LED lighting responds to the surrounding external sounds, such as traffic, trains and pedestrians. 
The centre won the award for Best Built Project – Community Scale at the London Planning Awards. 

Barrie Beard Ltd’s scope of work included 

Lighting and Emergency design and installation 
Centrally controlled/BMS linked lighting control system 
Small power installation 
Fire alarm system 
Public address system 
CCTV system 
Door access system 
Door monitoring system 
Security alarm 
Panic/Pool alarm system 
Disabled refuge 
Voice and data installation 
External building LED facade lighting controlled via external sounds 

Project Data 

CLIENT: Lewisham Council 
CONTRACTOR: Pellikaan Construction Ltd 
COMPLETED: January 2013 
DURATION: 12 months 

Responsive LED Lighting for award winning project 


"Pellikaan specialises in the Design and Build construction of swimming pools and leisure centres. On dozens of these projects for private as well as public clients, we have worked with Barrie Beard Ltd. 
In our experience, the company provides valuable input during all phases of the Design and Build process. During the development phase they think along to find the best solutions for the construction process as well as for the operation phase. During construction they have shown to be a reliable partner that ensures an effective process and works very well in a team with a client. All projects have been delivered within our programme and budget requirements. 
For Pellikaan it is a pleasure to work with the company, as we share the same client oriented philosophy: at all times, the first priority is to realise a great project for the client and end-users. We find that the people at Barrie Beard work in a professional, collaborative and flexible way, and that the company is neither confrontational nor litigious. 
Our continued commitment to Barrie Beard as one of our preferred Electrical Contractors best demonstrates their ability in delivering well in all aspects." 
Richard Van Emmerik 
Managing Director, Pellikaan 
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