The ambition of this Hove based project was to transform an old Victorian building into a private hospital.
Originally built as a furniture depository for Hannington’s Department Store in the 1890s, the building was extended in the 1930s and converted to an office in the 1970s.
With it's staggered floor plates (lined with asbestos), steep internal ramps, fixed service cores and dreary decor, this was going to be a complex task to achieve and presented a fascinating architectural problem.
Zumtobel, in conjunction with Hamson JPA and Nightingale Associates, had the challenging task of creating a unique lighting design that fully met the client’s brief, to create the look and feel of a sophisticated modern hotel, rather than a hospital.
Zumtobel’s luminaires have fully achieved this brief throughout the entire building. In the reception area, tunable ARCOS luminaires allow for full colour change according to the artwork on display from local artists.
In the patient rooms, BELIA’s discreet appearance blends into wooden panels, whilst also still being fully functional.
Throughout the offices MELLOW LIGHT IV glare free, energy efficient luminaires have modernised the entire look of the administration offices.
SLOTLIGHT II lightlines and PANOS downlights using white reflectors blend inconspicuously and uniquely into the hospital’s corridors.
Functionality has also been made possible thanks to the Zumtobel EMOTION lighting control touch panel which allows the user to change scenes according to the function required and the time of the day .