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NVC lighting chosen for Europe’s tallest residential buildings

Nine Elms is the new district in Vauxhall, South-West London, which features two landmark residential towers that are the tallest residential towers in Europe and will provide more than 730,000 sq ft of premium residential apartments.

Multiplex is the main contractor for the 56 storey City Tower linked with a glazed bridge to the 42 storey River Tower which will include a 173-room luxury hotel.

PJC Light Studio developed the lighting design and, on the recommendation of R&F Properties, who have worked with NVC on previous projects, asked NVC to participate in a stringent product approval process. This included rigorous assessments of NVC’s operational and product capabilities by Multiplex, M&E contractor Sweco, PJC and architects KPF. NVC’s products were also assessed by the electrical contractors, TClarke for City Tower and Borough Engineering for River Tower.

Having successfully met all the parties’ requirements, NVC was selected to provide more than 10,000 downlights and 5,000 metres of LED strip lights for the towers. NVC also developed lighting calculations which helped to inform the specification for the products supplied.

Intelligent building engineering specialists TClarke was responsible for installation of the lighting for City Tower. Electrical manager Mark Wicker said: “NVC customised products to meet the specific requirements of this prestigious, high-end project on time and on budget so that our team could install them in line with the scheme programme.”

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