LIGHTING TODAY30 Jan 2024
PROJECT FOCUS: Raffles London At The OWO
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A prominent manufacturer of performance architectural lighting, Lucent Lighting, is now illuminating the newly renovated Old War Office through the specification of several of its lighting solutions.

The former Old War Office building in Whitehall, which once served as the headquarters for statesmen including Winston Churchill and which was the inspiration for writer Ian Fleming to pen his James Bond spy novels, opened in September as The OWO.

Situated at one of London’s most historically important and powerful addresses, the Grade II*-listed building has undergone a grand transformation and is home to 9 destination restaurants and three bars, a 120-room Raffles London at The OWO, and 85 Raffles branded residences.

The OWO Residences by Raffles are the very first Raffles residences in the UK and Europe.

The OWO also boasts The Guerlain Spa at Raffles London. This is home to a dedicated well-being concept spa delivered by Guerlain and a members’ health club by movement specialists, Pillar Wellbeing. The brand’s first spa in the UK, it spans 27,000 square feet over four floors of Raffles London at The OWO.

Award-winning international lighting designers dpa lighting consultants were appointed to design the lighting for all of the front-of-house interior areas. Their brief also covered the exterior façade lighting. To fulfil large parts of the sophisticated and bold lighting design, in keeping with the Raffles brand and status, dpa lighting consultants specified a number of solutions from Lucent Lighting’s expert portfolio.

Incorporated into the lighting design are Lucent’s cutting-edge products, such as the Edge90 Accent Trimless + LED51/2, Edge90 WallWasher Trimless + LED51/2, Edge60 Accent Trimless + LED35/2, Micro40 Focus Accent Trimless, Plus XL Bevel Accent Trimless + LED71, Focus90 Accent IP65, TubeLED Midi + Surface MonoPoint (SMP), and TubeLED Mini SuperSpot + Surface MonoPoint (SMP). These solutions contribute to the seamless transition of the visitor experience, ensuring the illumination of The OWO aligns with the highest standards and enhances the overall ambience.

To ensure the project was delivered to the highest of standards, all consultants on the project worked in close collaboration with continuous interactions.

The lighting presents the magnificent interior spaces in a way that enhances the visitor experience; allowing guests to really enjoy and appreciate all that The OWO offers. Lighting plays a special and memorable part taking guests on a seamless journey through the day, into the evening and the night, setting the perfect scene.