Southwater Way, Telford, Telford and Wrekin TF3

Southwater One, part of a £250 million regeneration project in Telford, is using a lighting control system from zencontrol to provide effective lighting with minimum energy consumption and carbon emissions.

The complex houses Telford & Wrekin Council’s First Point customer contact centre as well as a state-of-the-art library, 11 screen IMAX cinema, 9 restaurants an ice rink and bowling alley. The zencontrol system has been installed in the library and council offices, as well as the multi-storey car park.

The system serving the offices and library comprises a full DALI addressable system which has been networked across each floor, with a separate network linking floors together to the head-end computer. For this project zencontrol supplied bespoke DALI units to match riser and circuit arrangements.

All of the open plan floors have been set up in a similar way, with the lighting configured in local groups and controlled through occupancy detection and daylight dimming. Meeting rooms, which also serve as ‘quiet rooms’, are each fitted with a local switch with absence detection to turn off the lighting when it has been unoccupied for a pre-defined time.

In the multi-storey car park the lighting is controlled through a number of networked, hard-wired lighting control modules linked to microwave detectors located strategically on each floor. In this way the lighting is activated on a floor-by-basis so that lighting stays off in floors that are not in use. The system also incorporates time control to turn the lighting off when the detectors have not been activated for a certain period time.

This design of the lighting system ensures that all occupied areas receive good quality lighting while also preventing any wasted energy by switching on lighting where it is not required.

For more projects like Southwater that zencontrol have developed, see our projects page here.