A new pharmacy and office building was constructed at Prestwich Hospital, after the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust proposals for the demolition of a large temporary building and construction of new facilities was approved by Bury Council.  The new building was deemed necessary as development of the hospital’s services meant the office area was too small and the pharmacy’s facilities were outdated.

The Brief

The Trust requested energy efficient, yet aesthetically pleasing lighting, throughout the building. Circulation areas were to be well-lit without needlessly consuming energy. The office and pharmacy areas required that the luminaires met UGR<19 (Unified Glare Rating for reading, writing, training, meetings, computer-based work). This would ensure that no excessive brightness would be “bounced off” reflective surfaces, such as computer screens, causing headaches and eyesight issues.

The Innovation

Luxonic recommended CORRILUX® 450 wall-mounted luminaires to be installed in stairway areas. These light fittings would incorporate a microwave sensor, enabling the luminaires to detect motion and daylight. ALTERLUX® Coffer luminaires were recommended for the office and pharmacy areas due to its glare control capability and sleek look. VLED range downlighters were suggested for various circulation areas and the canteen. Emergency, IP65 configurations of the EXURBIA MAXI downlighter were recommended for use in areas requiring anti-ligature, and CORRIST luminaires featuring modular plug and play wiring were selected for the plant room. The Trust was advised on the benefits of incorporating wireless controls into the lighting system.

The Result

Staff and patients at Prestwich Hospital’s pharmacy building now enjoy a safe and comfortable environment. Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust will benefit from low energy costs thanks to Luxonic’s modern, efficient, lighting products. Each luminaire incorporates a sensor and wireless connectivity, enabling quick, easy, installation and the ability to maximize energy efficiency. The lighting system also incorporates remote Emergency monitoring with a minimum of disruption to staff and patients. The whole system can be monitored, operated, and usage data can be downloaded via a handheld tablet.