Brent Cross West Station

Designplan worked closely with Fourway on Brent Cross West Station, the first major new mainline station in London in over a decade. With Thameslink trains connecting central London to Brent Cross in as little as 12 minutes. Fourway were awarded the Design & Build and Lighting Installation by VolkerFitzpatrick for this project. Designplan were specified […]

Innovation In The Lighting Industry

Published February 24 Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Innovation in the lighting industry has been rapidly evolving, driven by enhancements in technology, sustainability goals, and a growing emphasis on energy efficiency. Several key trends and innovations have shaped the lighting industry in recent years: At Designplan, our customers are always at the forefront. We design […]

HMP Fosse Way

As part of the Government’s investment in creating 20,000 new modern and innovative prison places with a view to truly rehabilitating prisoners, a brand-new resettlement prison in Leicester was constructed during 2022/23, HMP Fosse Way. HMP Fosse Way is a Cat C resettlement prison, designed to house around 1,700 prisoners. This prison is the second […]

RGBW Colour Control

Published September 23 Estimated reading time: 5 minutes RGBW colour control is now being requested more than ever for decorative or specialist lighting. RGBW Colour Control RGBW simply stands for red, green, blue and white. An RGBW luminaire allows lighting scenes to be created out of these colours. The white channel of the RGBW luminaire […]

Illuminating Our Prisons

Published August 23 Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Illuminating our prisons can be challenging as luminaires need to be robust, reliable, impact-, tamper- and attack-resistant, prevent inmates from self-harming and be easy to maintain. With our prison estate expanding, it is perhaps unsurprising that LED solutions are becoming increasingly attractive. Our Sales Director, Steve Tilling, […]

Illuminating Our Railways Sustainably

Published July 23 Estimated reading time: 5 minutes “The importance of good lighting on the rail network should not be underestimated” explains Simon Newcombe, our rail sector specialist. “It directly contributes to, and has a significant positive impact on, a passenger’s perception of security and safety. In my experience, sustainably designed lighting can promote feelings […]

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Designplan are proud to have supplied both retrofit gear trays and full fittings to HMP Wormwood Scrubs. We worked very closely with GFSL (Gov. Facility Services Limited) and Oasis Electrical to ensure that the requirements for energy saving, reduced maintenance and improved quality of light were achieved. “I routinely receive feedback from visitors of how […]

Doha Metro

As part of the Qatar 2022 World Cup developments, Designplan worked with Fagerhult Middle East to supply our Misssion S12 luminaires to Doha Metro Red Line South. The Red Line tunnels are 38 kilometers in length and are designed around the London Underground S1085 Fire Safety specifications utilising low smoke, zero halogen cables and control […]

Birmingham New Street Station

In partnership with Q Sustain Ltd and Network Rail, Designplan Lighting upgraded the platform lighting at Birmingham New Street station to energy saving LED using our retrofit gear trays . Energy savings The new LED retrofit option has reduced power consumption to 30W, enabling a 40W/57% saving in energy per luminaire. As the luminaires are […]