Case Study

Muirhead Tower – University of Birmingham

Project Overview

In 2020, Lynx LED were engaged by Siemens to be a preferred Contractor for an extensive campus wide project at the University of Birmingham.

The University of Birmingham will become the first University in the world to rollout Internet of Things (IoT) technology at scale.As such, LYNXled were tasked with uplifting the lighting within Muirhead Tower to LED, whilst also incorporating the Enlighted IoT technology.

Within Muirhead Tower, part of the challenge was for certain areas of the replacement LED lighting to be directly integrated into the brutalist architecture, as it had won the coveted Architectural RIBA award in 1971 and was subsequently Statutory Listed in 1998.

In response, Lynx LED designed and manufactured bespoke LED gear trays to be directly incorporated into the existing suspended aluminium rafts and linear recessed channels.

The survey, design and installation of the sixteen-storey building was completed in a combined total of 13 weeks in the summer of 2022.

This included the design and modification of luminaires to accept the Enlighted IoT technology, encompassing +3,800 luminaires in total throughout the building.



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