To deliver key elements of the lighting design, leading exterior lighting manufacturer DW Windsor was appointed to the project. The brief was to achieve high lighting levels on the station’s stairs and landing areas. The solution needed to ensure the safety of passengers travelling after dark, while also complementing the aesthetics of the station.
Garda illuminated handrails with Garda Pro LED Modules were selected from DW Windsor’s extensive handrail lighting portfolio. Garda Pro is a performance LED solution with asymmetrical distribution. Designed specifically for schemes that require high lighting levels, up to 150 lux, and good uniformity, Garda Pro optimises lighting, performance and cost.
Available in a range of finishes, including brushed stainless steel and powder coated RAL colours, Garda handrail solutions ensure a design that can blend in or contrast with any setting. Meridian Water Station utilises Garda handrails in two distinctly different greys using warm-to-touch paint, ensuring the project adhered to BS8300 to meet the needs of disabled people.
Andrew Bale from VolkerFitzpatrick said: “Meridian Water Station is a prime example of regeneration at its best, offering great rail links in a welcoming environment. The project team worked collaboratively to deliver every aspect of the brief, and the results are clear to see.”