Projects

Lloyd House

Birmingham

  • Sector: commercial
  • Status: Completed
  • Control Protocol: DALI
  • A/C Network: T-Bus
  • Special Features: ATS
  • No. of Floors: 13
  • SQ M: 17,000
  • SQ FT: 182,986
  • Developer: West Midlands Police
  • Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon
  • Tenants: West Midlands Police
  • M&E Engineers: Couch Perry Wiles
  • Electrical Contractor: Derry BS
  • Architect: Associated Architects
  • Accreditations: BREAM/EPC
  • Score: Very good/B

LIGHTING CONTROL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A low energy, dimmable and sensor driven LED panel and control scheme were installed throughout
  • DALI 9 port LCMs feature

DID YOU KNOW:

  • Completed in September 2016, the project comprised of the refurbishment of the iconic central Birmingham West Midlands Police’s headquarters in the city centre
  • Lloyd House has been the force’s headquarters since 1974, supporting 800 staff from a range of departments
  • Chilled beam solution to maximise thermal comfort and reduce the amount of heat and cooling escaping the building
  • Antiquated building which started with a DEC value of G, the headquarters were in need of modernisation
  • Solutions resulted in a vastly improved EPC rating from E to B and BREEAM “Very Good”
  • Improved open and flexible floor plans that are fit for purpose and provide cost-effective working environments
  • Improved building fabric through a chilled beam solution that maximises thermal comfort
  • Improved insulation through installation of a thermal render
  • Improved glazing which is solar treated to minimise solar gain
  • Willmott Dixon sourced over half of their materials, staff and apprentices from within a 40 mile radius of the headquarters maximising added-value to the local community

Simmtronic have delivered a large number of technically challenging projects for DBS and consistently continued to provide outstanding service. Their support, guidance and help throughout the process has been exceptional, working closely with our design teams to ensure the right solution for the project and a sound understanding of the brief, with our delivery teams to ensure the installation and commissioning are trouble free and then providing fantastic after care to the customer. They have added true engineered value into the projects they have been involved in for Derry Building Services.

Geoff Caborn

Derry Building Services

Simmtronic have been a valued member of the DBS supply chain for over 10 years. Their pro-active and collaborative approach to lighting controls from the design stage, through to commissioning is highly valued by both our Design and Delivery Engineers.

Matt Hallam

Derry Building Services

Over the years I have really appreciated the Simmtronic ability to provide responsive support and listening to projects and clients needs. More recently the Simmtronic team has shown the capability to embrace the connectivity requirements of the Internet of Things by quickly adding MQTT to their range of integration protocols. This will greatly facilitate telemetry applications in buildings and the development of interconnected solutions that will make buildings more usable and easier to operate.

Francesco Anselmo

Arup

Landsec have consistently used Simmtronic Lighting Control Systems across our new London developments for over 15 years. Simmtronic understand our requirements and get involved at the very early stages of schemes, assisting consultants in achieving the optimum design solution, often taking the lead.  They always overcome the programme challenges they are faced with on site, delivering a quality, fully tested and operational solution, on time and to budget. Simmtronic undertake the maintenance and servicing across much of our London portfolio, they have a customer focused and flexible approach that suits the needs of our business and as well as our customers.

Mark Ponzini

LandSec

Simmtronic as an organisation has been, for the last 18 years, by far the best performing and most reliable lighting control system I use. From design through to commissioning and soft landings with the landlord teams Simmtronic always deliver on my projects. Simmtronic technology evolution is not just pushed through like others, but rather properly tested internally first, giving us as client teams the assurance that what Simmtronic say they can offer is 100% delivered, an absolute must with fast track major projects.

Alan Williamson

Multiplex

Simmtronic has constantly been available at an early stage to engage both with the designers and the Contracting team to assist with design solutions and to test options. This ultimately assists us in de-risking the project during the commissioning phase which usually defines when the project is completed. Simmtronic is seen as ‘industry standard’ and it is always encouraging to see them involved.

Jo Benson

Derwent London