Nova SW1


  • Sector: commercial
  • Status: Completed
  • Control Protocol: DALI
  • A/C Network: IP
  • Special Features: ATS, BMS
  • No. of Floors: 18 (over two offices)
  • SQ M: 44,593
  • SQ FT: 480,000
  • Developer: LandSec
  • Main Contractor: Mace
  • Tenants: Atkins, Faithful & Gould, Child & Child, BlueCrest, Motorola Solutions, Sky & Egon Zehnder
  • M&E Engineers: Aecom, Hilson Moran
  • Electrical Contractor: Mace
  • Architect: PLP
  • Accreditations: BREEAM
  • Score: Very good


  • Tenant floors hold 9 port LCM’s
  • Back of house (basement, cycle storage) feature hard-wired systems
  • Centralised viewer software has been implemented across all basements and buildings 5, 6B and 7a
  • Simmtronic brought together an entire campus of smart lighting to deliver Landsec’s iconic development for the Nova developer


  • Nova North, Nova South and the adjoining basement are mirror image buildings
  • A decade of construction work for Nova Victoria’s buildings and food quarter has created a bustling hub of eateries and recreational avenues, revitalising and regenerating the Bressenden Place, Victoria Street and Buckingham Palace Road areas
  • When planning approval was granted in 2009 it was the biggest consent that Westminster council had ever awarded
  • A £700m Victoria Underground station upgrade was taking place alongside the construction of Nova
  • Nova Victoria is a mixed-use scheme of grade A office space in Nova South and Nova North, 170 luxury apartments and Nova Food at ground level on a 5.5 acre island site
  • £800,000 was allocated to four temporary outdoor sculptures by up-and-coming artists over the next four years
  • The development offers plenty of natural daylight, a dedicated Energy Centre providing low carbon heating and cooling, standby generators, flexible floor plates and cycle spaces
  • Achieved WiredScore Platinum rating demonstrating best in class connectivity

Thank you Simmtronic, for your professional, fast and reactive support with the delivery of these projects.

Adam Scadding

EDDS Limited

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


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


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


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