Case Study

University of East London – Stratford Campus

Project Overview

Construction of the dominant University House building at the Stratford campus, was completed in 1900 in the Renaissance Revival style popular at the turn of the century. The architecture paying tribute to baroque Italian masters in the early 1500’s.

As the building was awarded Grade II* listed status in 1984, certain restrictions apply when refurbishment works are undertaken.

The challenge for Lynx was threefold: to only replace luminaires one-for one, to increase illumination levels to the latest BS EN 2021 levels, whilst retaining UGR <19 throughout.

As such, luminaires were specified to best suit differing requirements, whether that be aesthetically, performance led or sympathetic to the history of the building.

The later erected buildings across the internal quad at Stratford, range from Arthur Edwards in 1982 and the library in 2013.

This results in a vast range of luminaire styles and fluorescent lamp types from 1980’s T8, 2000’s T5 and more recently sporadic swap to LED when luminaires have outright failed.

Lynx had to assess each building separately to best replicate modern examples of specific era luminaires, whilst assuring compliance and performance to latest Standards and Requirements decades later.



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