Designed by Capita and built by the Landscape Group Ltd in May 2004, No.1 Colmore Square is one of the most prestigious office buildings in the UK to be developed outside London.  Existing occupiers include Cushman & Wakefield, Shakespeare Martineau and Wesleyan.

No. 1 Colmore Square is located in the heart of the thriving Colmore Business District, benefiting from a high profile and prominent position on Colmore Square and situated two minutes from Snow Hill train / metro station.



"Office lighting is now designed to suit specific activities rather than generic coverage of the office space."

- Jenny MacDonnell - (British Council for Offices)

The building, which was recently acquired by Legal & General Property for £87.3m, comprises 202,807 sq ft of grade A office accommodation arranged over ten floors together with two levels of basement car parking providing 133 spaces.

Peter Dunlop, associate landscape architect from Capita, said, “We’re really pleased to have had an opportunity to work with CBD on this project. The old Colmore Square felt hard, exposed and under-utilised, but this intervention has created a more attractive and inviting space to be in. We look forward to seeing the square used to a greater extent in the future.”



The need to embrace sustainability and energy saving is apparent these days. No longer simply a choice, there is a requirement for businesses to make real energy cost savings, as well as pressure from the government to reduce energy requirements and to manufacture products within environmentally friendly manufacturing procedures.

Over the past few years, research by respected organisations such as British Council for Offices, has shown that office lighting is increasingly being designed with specific purposes in mind. There is also an increasing awareness of the link between employee satisfaction, health problems and incorrect lighting.


The SAS330 ceiling system and the Microlux, recessed, office LED luminaire were chosen to be installed at the impressive, award winning Colmore Square project.

The Microlux features low luminance lens optics engineered to suppress high angle light above 65 degrees.

In real terms, this means that not only does the product meet the UGR and luminance limits recommended by BS-EN 12464, CIBSE LG7 and the BCO, but it also provides comfortable, employee friendly, low glare lighting.

The Microlux can achieve up to 108 luminaire lumens per circuit watt.