Glassmill Mill Leisure Centre, Lewisham
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
Door access system
Door monitoring system
Panic/Pool alarm system
Voice and data installation
External building LED facade lighting controlled via external sounds
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
Tagged as: Sports & Leisure
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