Thorpe Park – Leeds, UK

Overview
Thorpe Park Leeds is an 800,000 sq. ft. business park set in 275 acres, home to 4,500 employees. A development by the Scarborough Group, whose vision is to deliver nothing less than a business environment that sets the standard for the future – a true community with a sense of place, well supported with essential amenities, close to homes and with excellent transport connections.
A new railway station at Thorpe Park’s park and ride will connect this unique business, retail and leisure park to Leeds city centre. This is one of the largest campus office developments in the UK with over 600,000 sq. of office accommodation.

Brief
In providing the lighting for Thorpe Park acdc played an integral part in Zumtobel’s delivery of a high quality efficient lighting solution complete with controls for the office space, façade and car parks.
Solution
Lots of products were specified on this mammoth project. Working closely with GMI Construction’s Leeds Branch – Martin Raper. ZG Lighting designed a scheme that included a full spectrum of products from all brands in the group.

As you drive into Thorpe Park the R2L2 road lantern provides a general level of light providing a feeling of security as you enter the park. The R2L2 is perfect for delivering an efficient low maintenance solution throughout the extensive car park areas.
At acdc we are particularly proud of what BLADE LRi and BLADE MICRO bring to the party. Used together, by day they are “camouflaged” within the environment, however, as soon as it goes dark they come out to play and bring a new dimension to the main building.

Blade LRi recessed at the base of the building graze their light framing the vertical outline of the building, whilst BLADE MICRO gives an extra layer of light by framing the upper level of the office building. Our BLADE benefits from RGBW technology so it’s possible to pick any number of dynamic colour scenes. (the choice is yours) So whether you’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day or The Queen’s birthday you can celebrate in style (true acdc style). The images speak for themselves.

After being amazed by the exterior, come inside and experience the modern office space, 600 x 600 Omega PRO LED recessed luminaires and Chalice LED recessed downlights welcome you into the space.  Thorn Equlaine Mini is a slim LED batten that provides seamless lighting with a consistent lit-line across the whole surface.  Designed for individual and continuous linked mounting with options that include surface and suspended installation. They work in harmony with Zumtobel Slotlight and provide an aesthetic efficient uniform line of light. The layers of the scheme leads visitors and employees into the building, transforming their perception of the space, lifting the eye line guiding them from reception and beyond.

As Steve Jobs once said “great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people”. Thorpe Park is a perfect example of the ZG family coming together to create something amazing.

 

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