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Light Bureau


KPMG Headquarters, 15 Canada Square, London


Working bliss Light Bureau has finally completed


three year’s design work at KPMG’s new headquarters.


Light Bureau has completed three years of intensive work at KPMG’s new HQ at 15 Canada Square, London. The £340m building houses more than 4,000 members of staff, all now benefitting from cutting-edge lighting. Light Bureau worked closely with interior specialists Swanke Hayden Connell Architects and M&E engineers Aecom to develop a lighting design solution that met KPMG’s brief for permeable space with an exceptionally high quality finish that reinforces brand identity and company transparency. 'Wherever you are within the building the lighting always draws the eye through the space, towards the core,' explains Light Bureau's director Paul Nulty. This sense of openness is particularly important as clients and staff mix and mingle on all floors without division. Light Bureau integrated lighting and architecture wherever possible, including feature elements. All pendants are sat within coffers to ensure every fixture location feels deliberate, meticulous and ‘solid’ as though they are part of the building fabric. Linear extruded fixtures illuminate the entire length of the core wall. 'The louvres have been fitted with special gaskets, which perform three functions: they prevent light bleed, conceal flex within the luminaires and also ensure they are perfectly straight along the entire length of


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the core wall,' explains project designer Amy Weatherley. 'Specially designed corner sections also ensure the fitting appears continuous around the core.' The louvres were specially adapted and painted white to ensure they ‘flash up’ like an opal diffuser to provide continuity with other fittings whilst providing higher output ratios associated with open luminaires. The main atria are lit with linear fluorescent luminaires utilising specially designed dropped diffusers to provide sideways illumination to the ceiling plane. Each atrium has a stair that supports KPMG’s collaborative philosophy, linking floors and people. Light Bureau placed discreet fittings under each tread. There are nine atria within the building, providing break-out and informal meeting spaces. All are controlled by daylight sensors. A light sculpture, located in the reception entrance lobby, enhances scale of the double height space without enclosing it, as Nulty explains: 'We wanted to create a feature which lowered the perceived height of the void so it didn’t feel as though you were sitting in an empty volume of space whilst retaining views through from the mezzanine above.' In the presentation suite a saw-tooth multi-functional feature ceiling incorporates luminaires and also houses services such as sprinklers and return air. The staggered ceiling allows sideways


light from the higher linear fluorescent luminaires to maximise the light incidental upon the ceiling. LED spotlights provide additional modeling and flexibility to the multi-purpose space. In the staff dining space, bespoke light fixtures made from bright acrylic take inspiration from the masculine ‘Paul Smith’ style pinstripe fabric specified by Swanke Haden Connell in the seating booths. The central servery island incorporates a large ceiling feature, housing concealed linear fluorescent sources providing a high level of daylight support lighting complemented by LED downlights to accent the servery counter. For the level 14 client dining suite, Light Bureau designed over-sized feature pendants with mains dimmable low energy lamps. KPMG’s new HQ really is a stunning space to work in.


Contact


Lighting design: Light Bureau 020 7498 6111 www.lightbureau.com


Lighting manufacturers: ACDC Lighting, CTO Lighting, DAL, Encapsulite, iGuzzini, LTS, Mike Stoane Lighting, Modular Lighting, Popple Projects, Simmtronic Controls, Wila and Zumtobel.


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