The Brief

Regatta, the family-owned leisure clothing company, is a name now synonymous with adventure and the great outdoors. For its £10million conversion of a former WWI arms factory into corporate headquarters, Regatta wanted its new office space to reflect the company values and identity by bringing the outdoors inside. Striving to minimise the environmental impact of its showrooms, training facilities and design workshops, having already reduced energy consumption by one third after relocating its warehouses in 2011, the leisure-wear brand enlisted Luxonic’s engineers to sustainably light its Grade A offices. Luxonic embraced the opportunity to utilise Regatta HQ’s abundance of natural light and reduce energy consumption by strategically installing its innovative, contemporary luminaires.

The Innovation

As part of its service, Luxonic carefully assessed the space available and its eventual purpose. Wanting to make the most of the natural light that now floods the open plan office space, Luxonic selected the Link/2Dali control solution for its intelligent daylight linking system.

This future-proof system provides end users with total re-programmability, and following proper assessment, Luxonic’s expert engineers set controls that would optimise the office space’s natural light levels. Due to the high levels of this light, the Link/2Dali daylight linking sensors were set to a pre-determined 400lux level, meaning that should natural light dip below this level, luminaires would be automatically triggered to rebalance luminance levels.

To further improve Regatta’s energy efficiency, the office space was separated into zones with the control system adjusted for each group, to optimally harvest natural light throughout the HQ.

Key areas within Regatta’s forest-style working environment were equipped with custom control to further reduce energy consumption. In the floating café, manual dimming controls were installed, whilst the impressive atrium benefitted from scene-setting lighting control. Emergency luminaires were installed in every area, which utilise the Dali infrastructure to send data reports to the Graphical User Interface used by Regatta.

The Result

Luxonic’s sustainable lighting and control solutions allowed Regatta to further improve the energy efficiency of its internationally-spanning operation. Now an award-nominated build, Regatta HQ merges natural and artificial light to optimise energy efficiency at every step thanks to Luxonic’s consultation and BREEAM accredited systems.