When NES Healthcare moved its Operations and Training Centre into new premises in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in June 2015, the building had been vacant for some time and was in desperate need of refurbishment. Decorating and reconfiguring the building helped to a degree but the offices, training facilities and boardroom were still gloomy and depressing. Operations Director, Justyn Tollyfield, asked Llumarlite to survey the building then design, supply and install lighting solutions to create an uplifting and dynamic working environment.
The old lighting was getting people down
“The old lighting was getting people down. It was the traditional, old style lighting with pools of light immediately below fixtures and then gloomy areas elsewhere. It was also the first time we had a proper boardroom, so we were looking for innovative and interesting solutions” said Tollyfield. Llumarlite developed a range of options including a suspended lighting feature in the boardroom with a controllable lighting array and custom blue insert to complement NES’ corporate colours. Llumarlite also installed recessed LED luminaires throughout the offices and training room. However, there has been one drawback, Tollyfield said “The new lighting is such a massive improvement it’s shown up how dull and gloomy the lobby, staircase and corridors are. I’d wholeheartedly recommend Llumarlite, so much so we’re planning to get them back next year when we have the budget to improve all the other areas.”