In the heart of London, Leadenhall Market is a covered market dating back to the 14th century. The current building was constructed in 1881 and today hosts an array of boutiques, shops, restaurants, and bars. With stunning architecture, Leadenhall Market perfectly combines a modern retail and leisure experience with a historic look and feel.
As part of improvement works to replace outdated lighting equipment, a survey of the existing scheme – a mix of fluorescent and discharge lamp colour/types – recommended a unified Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) approach. This was to improve the ambience and lighting in the market, during the day and at night.
It was a key part of the brief that the new lighting scheme illuminated the most difficult to access, high-level areas ‒ the interior roof and entrance facades. Reliability was also imperative as access to the luminaires would be problematic.
As the responsible party for Leadenhall Market, the City of London Corporation led the project working with Minor Works M&E Framework Contractor Sykes & Son Ltd. Having worked with DW Windsor previously, City of London's Senior Principal Building Services Engineer, Simon Collins, was familiar with their extensive range of high-quality lighting solutions. Simon specified customised luminaires from DW Windsor's architectural lighting brand, Pulsar, to fulfil the project's challenging requirements.