James Callcut

City University London, Lecture Theatre Spaces Project


bw5r5747-1The new education spaces in the lower levels of the University Building project building give further capacity in the basement of City Univerity of Londons’ Drysdale Building. The new educational space provides a substantial number of lecture theatres and seminar rooms that will accommodate a busy teaching programme aimed to stimulate and engage students in a collaborative learning environment.

BDP Lighting specified the 1600mm long version of Spectrals Aoca pendant for the central hub areas adjacent to the lecture theatre spaces. Below ground level meant lighting played an important role in creating vibrant areas for students to use. Aoca provides a uniform column of efficient LED light reducing maintenance dramatically and producing diffuse light that does not produce glare when sitting beneath or approaching via staircases from above. Whilst maximizing the use of daylight, artificial light was used to “stimulate and engage students in a collaborative learning environment.

Pergament features a holographic effect to the entrances to each lecture theatre despite offering a high level of efficient LED lighting. So often LED’s create small areas of intense light that can be uncomfortable on the eye – Pergament completely shields the view of the LED’s and can be seen right through its clear form.


James Callcut

Lord’s Cricket Ground


Burrell Foley Fischer were the architects to the Contractor, Knight Harwood, for the refurbishment of the Grandstand at Lords, based on a design intent by Populous Architects. The project involved the refurbishment of their main bar and catering facilities, including the ECB Box and the Father Time Bar and was again completed in time for the first Test Match in the spring of 2015.

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James Callcut

33 Grovesnor Street, London

bw5r279133 Grosvenor Street is a grade II listed part-heritage refurbishment part-extension project in the heart of Mayfair.Considered to be a fine example of an Edwardian residence, the building had fallen into disrepair prior to purchase by Grosvenor. Their aspiration was to create a next generation townhouse office building, exceeding tenant expectations through innovative design, specification and building flexibility. Continue reading “33 Grovesnor Street, London”