XYZ Building


  • Sector: commercial
  • Status: Completed
  • Control Protocol: DALI
  • A/C Network: T-Bus
  • Special Features: ATS
  • No. of Floors: 8
  • SQ M: 22,297
  • SQ FT: 240,000
  • Developer: Allied London
  • Tenants: Shoosmiths, NCC Group, Global
  • M&E Engineers: Sweco
  • Electrical Contractor: Lorne Stewart
  • Architect: Cartwright Pickard
  • Accreditations: BREEAM
  • Score: Excellent


  • Linear lighting recessed into rear partition; feature vertical lighting is positioned above reception desk; linear timber slatted ceiling features linear lighting strips
  • The lower building levels occupied by Allied London house exposed service hubs in the risers with presence detectors on drop rods etc
  • Fully intelligent DALI lighting is used throughout the project along with DALI Emergency Testing, with multiple scene setters selected for meetings rooms


  • XYZ was designed to fully embrace the working and lifestyle needs of forward-thinking contemporary business and the next generation of property asset class, whilst also supporting fledgling and mature businesses
  • XYZ’s employee engagement is high, with tenants completely customising their space (dependant on staff ratios), from lighting and heating elements to partition walls and furniture
  • Home to 165 commercial organisations, the 22,040m² BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building creates dynamic Grade A accommodation, high-end hospitality, and a vibrant community hub offering: indoor gardens, a gym and wellbeing centre and a ride-in bicycle ramp
  • Over 16,000 resident workers, with a further 6,000 workers within a five minute walk
  • The XYZ events programme is integral to the XYZ workspace culture and includes an eclectic programme of business, networking and cultural events
  • Drake and Morgan’s ‘The Refinery’ restaurant brings an all-day dining offering, the operator’s first venue outside of London
  • Hello Work, Allied London properties Ltd community workspace platform, has two floors within the main building, enabling established corporate companies to engage with entrepreneurs
  • Awards: BCO Northern Awards (Shortlisted); RIBA North West Awards (Shortlisted)

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