Sandwell College - West Bromwich

The £77 million Central Campus at Sandwell College is a landmark for education in the Black Country and Birmingham.

Its architectural structure is an iconic feature of the West Bromwich skyline. The glass atrium, which was recently upgraded, makes the campus an attractive destination to work and learn for the 3,600 students that are enrolled at the college.

At a glance, the new atrium design provides a stunning entrance to the campus for enrolled and prospective students as well as visitors. With a tall ceiling, wide open floor space and a glass wall, the atrium does not fail to impress.

Lighting Harmony

The lighting solution needed to complement the use of natural light. It also needed to enhance the architectural design of the atrium, and ensure maintenance is kept to a minimum.

Upward lighting along the glass wall enhances vertical illumination. On top of that, it also provides a light distribution that accentuates the expansive, modern, state of the art space.

Tamlite Lighting worked across the supply chain, with CEF Willenhall and Sandwell College. This was to ensure they would meet the uniqueness of the design and effect required. As a result, high output luminaires were specified to ensure complete illumination throughout the atrium.

The new lighting system has gone some way to help reduce running costs at the college. Because of this, energy consumption has been significantly lowered. Maintenance costs have also been cut, saving money for Sandwell College in the long term.

Tony Millard, Estates Manager, said: “Tamlite were excellent, on hand to provide technical advice throughout the installation. The contractors confirmed the luminaires were quick and easy to install, ensuring that the project went smoothly.”

Tamlite understands the importance of lighting in residential spaces. It’s crucial to make the right first impression, and building entrances need to be illuminated with creative, accent lighting. This is to impress occupants and grab their attention.

All Tamlite Sales Engineers are LIA certified, and our Lighting Design team have 100 combined years of experience in lighting design. As a result of being members of RELUX, they are able to design bespoke project solutions.

If you have specific lighting requirements in your educational facility, see how our Technical Lighting Team can help you. For more information click here.

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