As a leading provider of student accommodation, Fresh Student Living offer homes to over 21,000 students in more than 65 spots across the UK and Ireland. Fresh pride themselves on creating quality student homes as unique as the people who live in them.
Fresh Student Living are the operators of The Refinery which is situated in Leeds. The student dormitory opened its doors for the first time in September 2020 welcoming new students for the very first time.
The market leading student accommodation is equipped with 397 rooms and the social spaces consisted of a series of carefully planned activity zones including a quiet study, garden room, lounge, games room, gym and on-site cinema.
The interior of The Refinery was designed by Jasper Sanders & Partners. An architecture and interior design studio who take a bold and innovative approach to ensuring spaces and places achieve their maximum potential for those that use and own them. The result is intelligent design tailored specifically to the needs of the client; design that challenges the status quo and promotes motivation and inspiration.
The Refinery takes its visual cues from its rich industrial heritage, once a factory for the manufacture of machinery for the spinning of flax, hemp, jute and similar fibres. The internal graphic language, finishes and textures reference the process of weaving yarn into fabric, creating a bold visual identity for the building which is underpinned by the site’s historic significance.
A variety of Ansell Lighting products were installed throughout the interior spaces which includes the Single Circuit Unity 0 LED Mains, as well as the Furia, Falcon , and Eagle 3-in-1 fittings. The LED solutions from Ansell provide value for money and above all else, quality. Which is exactly what was needed at The Refinery.
A selected fitting for this application was the Unity 0 Non-Dimmable Single Circuit Track Mains fitting, which is a compact track mounted LED spotlight, complete with an integral LED Driver, ideally suited for this residential project, as well as other hospitality and retail applications. With a 355° rotation capability and a 0° to 180° tilt facility on the bracket, together with a mirror finish anodised reflector, having an anti-glare design, along with availability in both black and white to suit multiple installations, this fitting provides an ideal solution for many installations. Available in 10 Watt, with a beam angle of 45° as standard and a colour rendering index of 90, together with an optional 40° reflector assembly, and a lifetime to L70 of 50,000 hours, adds to its flexibility as a perfect solution to the lighting requirements of these spaces.
Across the hallways and ground floor, the Furia downlight were installed. The shallow AC LED die-cast surface downlight features a modern aesthetic appearance and comes in graphite and white. Its integrated AC LED technology allows the downlight to operate directly off an AC line voltage while a DC LED uses a driver to convert the line voltage to direct current (DC) power. Its reliability is backed up with an impressive LED lifespan of L70 30,000 hours and is TRIAC dimmable as standard which allows the Furia to act as a high-speed switch that is used to control the amount of electrical energy passing through.
Emergency lighting is required to operate automatically and give appropriate illumination enabling all occupants to evacuate the premises safely, and the Emergency range from Ansell offers a comprehensive solution, with a variety of options and offers great value for money.
The IP65 Falcon LED Surface Emergency Downlight is a compact surface ultra-low-profile self-test emergency downlight which is supplied with both open area and escape route interchangeable lenses. Having a high specification optic design and performance which may allow increased spacing of up to 19.6 metres between luminaires, possibly offering a reduced cost for installation, whilst still maintaining compliance. Available in black and white finishes and with Self-test as standard. BESA mounting option.
The Eagle 3-in-1 Exit fitting also has a modern design and is offered enabling a choice of three different mounting positions, that of suspended, recessed or side-arm mounted, making it ideal for a variety of installations. Supplied with 1 metre suspension cables as standard as well as having a self-test facility as standard and with a white 6500K LED light source, this fitting has a viewing distance of 25 metres
The Refinery project had clear lighting requirements and the LED solutions offered by Ansell Lighting were once again more than sufficient enough.
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