The £13m Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) opened in autumn 2017 and offers a range of facilities. The centre was developed with the input of over 200 employers and aims to help give City College students the edge in a competitive job market.
Gilbert Snook, Head of Estates at City College Plymouth, commented: “We’ve been using Fitzgerald’s systems with success for 20 years. Their luminaires look great and provide a good quality of light, are low maintenance and have cut our running costs substantially. We like local companies as we are keen to support local purchasing and our local economy. Fitzgerald also provided good customer service.”
Totus Engineering installed over 900 of Fitzgerald Lighting’s luminaires, alongside an emergency lighting system across the STEM building’s reception, communal areas, classrooms and stairwells. The building was given a better light output and energy and cost savings were achieved.
- Phantom luminaire downlighters are used throughout the site’s reception, entrance and communal areas - designed to be cost effective, efficient and functional.
Compact, lightweight and stylish, the Phantom uses top quality LEDs giving up to 80% energy saving in installations. They are used frequently for a wide range of applications from receptions, board rooms and corridors to galleries and shops.
- Eclipse luminaire was chosen for the college’s classrooms, science labs, IT music suite and gym - an efficient alternative to louvred or conventional flat panel lighting for exposed T-bar ceilings.
The Eclipse creates a subtle lighting effect utilising a curved reflector system, which allows a combination of direct and indirect lighting and is encompassed within a stylish body. Made for 15mm and 24mm exposed T grid systems with surface and concealed fix ceiling options available, the luminaire comes in four power ratings of 22w, 33w, 44w and 66w, with up to 8166 lumens and a life of 50,000 hours.
- Fitzgerald Lighting’s new LED Lightpack was installed in the photography studio.
The Lightpack is an energy-saving lighting concept which can be fitted with a variety of sensors for further savings. A slim luminaire has clean lines and gives a pure white light (other colour options are available) for industrial or commercial applications, and has a colour temperature of 4,000K. Available as a single or double fitting in 8W through to 80W, the fittings also have a three-hour maintained emergency option available.
- Surface mounted indoor LED Cosmo luminaires are fitted in all of the stairwells.
These are ideal for lighting washrooms, storerooms and service corridors and are constructed with a white polycarbonate base with an opal polycarbonate lens. The Cosmo is rated IP65 and features occupancy and emergency options.