1 Spinningfields


  • Sector: commercial
  • Status: Completed
  • Control Protocol: DALI
  • Special Features: ATS, BMS
  • No. of Floors: 20
  • SQ M: 32,516
  • SQ FT: 350,000
  • Developer: Allied London
  • Main Contractor: BAM
  • Tenants: PWC, WeWorks
  • M&E Engineers: Grontmij
  • Electrical Contractor: NG Bailey
  • Architect: Simpson Haugh & Partners
  • Accreditations: BREEAM
  • Score: Excellent


  • Select floors feature DALI hubs across floors 1-7 with lights fed from risers with the equipment riser mounted
  • Services are exposed, the presence detectors from the Simmtronic system are visible across all floors
  • The full DALI system provides daylight dimming and other energy saving features
  • All floors boast DALI emergency monitoring to take advantage of the feedback from DALI inverters
  • Area controllers link back to head-end for user friendly monitoring and maintenance
  • The building’s emergency lighting is tested by the Simmtronic system’s ATS function which automatically tests and reports
  • Floors 8 and above house false ceilings and therefore use 9 port LCM’s along with DALI and emergency testing
  • One tenant, PWC, has their own network linked to their own head-end, which is separate from the rest of the building (this is common when the nature of a business requires higher security). The head-ends on this project are interfaced with the Building Management System via the open protocol Bacnet/IP


  • The brief was to design a workplace building that would be resilient, sustainable, capable of providing a seamless crossover between work and leisure and be predominantly aimed at corporate businesses
  • The design of No.1 Spinningfields incorporates the following: WeWork’s first regional outpost in the UK (who provide the modern-day co-work provision); Mark & Spencer (the foodhall); D&D London (creators of the bespoke roof-top restaurant offering modern British menus by Michelin-starred chef Aiden Byrne) and Pot Kettle Black (independent coffee specialists)
  • Tenants include world-renowned corporates: PwC, Squire Patton Boggs, Oliver James Associates, NorthEdge, Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment and Browne Jacobson
  • The high-performance triple glazed façade features various solar coatings and ceramic frits, to minimise potential overheating while letting in maximum natural daylight
  •  No.1 Spinningfields has their own app for those wishing to discover more about this sought-after office address
  • 2,150 tonnes is the amount of set concrete poured by 150 successive lorry deliveries
  • 1 Spinningfields was awarded Winner of Best Commercial Workplace at the annual British Council for Offices (BCO) regional property sector awards 2019

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