Bebbington & Wilson Ltd has just completed a £4.5m project for one of the Channel Islands leading property developers, The Long Port Group.
Bebbington & Wilson were responsible for the entire electrical installation at The Royal Development, a prestigious waterfront development, located in the heart of St Peter Port, Guernsey. The work carried out by Bebbington & Wilson included door access systems, a site wide fire alarm system, vehicle control systems to the underground car parks, CCTV monitoring, home automation systems, resilience and system back up in addition to extensive internal lighting and external feature lighting.
Purpose-designed with luxury in mind, the Royal Development comprises a 6 storey 65,000 sq ft prime commercial office building and a mixed use building including 46 luxury Apartments and 8 Penthouses together with a world class spa and select retail outlets.
Both the commercial and residential projects have been tailored to suit Long Portï¿½s individual requirements including creating subtle and superbly controlled lighting to add an exclusive ambience to this luxury environment.
Dave Bebbington, Director of Bebbington & Wilson comments: ï¿½Due to the prestigious nature of this project and the timescales of working to both client and end user requirements, it was very important for us to integrate the electrical element seamlessly into the project plan and to achieve consistency across the large number of technical interfaces.
Furthermore, because the majority of the office accommodation was taken by companies working in the finance industry, we needed to install complex control systems to ensure 24/7 business continuity. We also worked with the client and end-users on their specific requirements.ï¿½
Architecturally there are complex external lighting systems from traditional sources to computer controlled LED systems covering features such as fountains and complex water recirculating systems.
In the apartments Bebbington & Wilson installed mood lighting systems and home automation solutions, all of which needed to be matched to within critically fine tolerances and specification requirements.
Although the aesthetics of the buildings both internally and externally was fundamental, Long Port also stipulated that the lighting should be efï¬cient and where possible environmentally friendly, and this was achieved in three ways: with extensive use of ï¬uorescent and LED sources, by taking advantage of daylight and by using sophisticated lighting controls. To ensure that the office complex fitted the environmental brief to make intelligent use of natural light to achieve energy savings, Bebbington & Wilson worked with the client to develop an integrated set of fittings and a control solution that responds both to natural light and movement.