Gerard Lighting designed a complete LED solution for an office building in Brisbane to meet the brief for energy efficient lighting.

Located on 61 Mary St, Brisbane, the QIC-owned office complex was built in the 1970s, with no changes ever made to the building over the years. The brief was to refit the entire building including supplying energy efficient lighting.

Gerard Lighting was commissioned to provide an LED solution for net lettable and core building areas, including office areas, meeting rooms, communications rooms, foyers, lunch breakout rooms, toilets and basement.

Gerard Lighting supplied DOT9700 Surface cans for each breakout lunch room to meet the architect’s brief for an industrial style area with exposed vents, concrete ceilings and cable trays. The DOT can with a powder coated rod was initially seen by the client as being ‘too modern’. Gerard Lighting, therefore, engaged directly with the supplier Nimbus Lighting to supply the can with a customised back plate so the electrical contractor could install it using threaded rod. This change aligned the light fitting with the architect’s industrial theme.

Though the five-month office lighting project did include a few delivery challenges along the way, Gerard Lighting was able to avoid significant delays through constant communication between their Brisbane office and Sydney headquarters, which ensured all issues were resolved quickly and efficiently.

Fredon QLD, a tier one contractor in the QLD market and one of Gerard Lighting’s largest contractors, was responsible for executing and successfully delivering the project. Gerard Lighting also had a close relationship with WSP, who worked for the builder and was responsible for signing off on all lighting, reticulation, mechanical and switchboard plans.