King’s Cross is a new part of London with a brand new post code – N1C. Situated amidst the vibrant new city quarter of shops, restaurants and cultural venues is the Tapestry Building.
Set alongside St Pancras Lock, the 14 storey Tapestry Building is an outstanding collection of 129, one, two and three bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses. The development also boasts a multi-use games pitch, two retail units and the 415 space Handyside car park (public and private use), representing a new way of sustainable city living for today.
The King’s Cross Development Partnership worked with consultant Parking Matters and contractors Kier to select and install a smart lighting scheme for the car park – an area often over looked by designers.
David Swainsbury, King’s Cross Development Partnership, Project Manager, explains “when planning car park lighting we have to be careful to take into account not just the costs of running it, but also, the paramount consideration is the safety of all the users. Ultimately we wanted a high quality lighting scheme which allows residence and shoppers to travel safely but also to save money in the operational running of the MSCP as an asset.”
Bright, safe and forward thinking
The King’s Cross Development Partnership selected Nualight’s robust Titan for LED car park lighting. Titan has been designed to facilitate smart lighting control, yielding excellent energy savings. Its batwing distribution ensures uniform illumination, offering a safe and enhanced user-experience in covered car parks. David adds, “one of the main features that impressed us was the DALIPark controls. It overcomes the typical cost and installation barriers associated with smart lighting controls in car parks. Time will tell, but we are expecting it to deliver exceptional lighting energy savings of up to 89% in comparison to the same scheme with fluorescent fittings. We even managed payback in under three years, which means that in no time they will be paying for themselves, an ideal solution for a car park being run as an asset.”
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