- 23/11/2016 Hoare Lea Lighting is featured in A1 Lighting Magazine
Hoare Lea Lighting was appointed to work on the Intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham and the result is featured in A1 Lighting Magazine.
- 09/09/2016 Designing buildings with people in mind
Ashley Bateson explains the business case for why wellbeing in homes should be taken into account at the design stage.
- 23/05/2016 (RIBA Journal) Don’t scapegoat insulation
Ashley Bateson, our Head of Sustainability, recently authored an article on residential overheating for the RIBA Journal, at the request of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group.
- 04/05/2016 (Design File, Lighting Magazine) The Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Design File looks at one of our most recent project completions: 'The Blavatnik School of Government'.
- 14/04/2016 (New London Quarterly) Building software, version 2.0
Mike Bedford, Principal of Hoare Lea's Intelligent Buildings Group, recently featured in New London Quarterly with a piece about the future of building technology design.
- 16/02/2016 (FeuerTRUTZ International) Trends in Residential Apartment Design
Karl and Hadrien from our Fire team discuss regulations.
- 13/01/2016 (CIBSE Journal) Buzz Feed
How people experience spaces is informed by what they hear, as much as by what they see. In this article published in the CIBSE Journal in December, Mike Bedford explains how Hoare Lea designed an audio-visual system that transported people into a gold medal-winning beehive.
- 01/12/2015 (Acoustics Bulletin) Hoare Lea helps visitors get a real buzz out of ‘the Hive’
Hoare Lea carried out the design of audio-visual systems for the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, which was recently awarded the BIE Gold Award for Architecture and Landscape.
- 12/11/2015 (Gulf News) The happy marriage of design and sustainability
Developers in the UAE have realised the importance of adhering to green norms when constructing residential and commercial buildings.
- 19/10/2015 (CIBSE Journal) Hoare Lea October contributions
This month we've had a grand total of three articles published in the CIBSE Journal. Emilia Targonska reflects on her achievements as CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year, Julie Godefroy writes about our post occupancy work at London’s South Place Hotel and Eimear Moloney reviews our optimisation work at The University of Oxford.
- 31/08/2015 (Architects Journal Sustainability Supplement ) Healthy buildings are better for business
Ashley Bateson, our Head of Sustainability, contributed to the August edition of the AJ's Sustainability Supplement with a look at how government deregulation in the construction sector could result in a greater priority being placed on users' health and wellbeing.
- 25/08/2015 (CTBUH Journal) Fire safety strategies for penthouse design
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has published this article by Hadrien Fruton (Fire Engineer) and Karl Wallasch (Associate Fire Engineer), concerning the unique nature of fire safety design in penthouses.
- 08/06/2015 (D4FC Legacy Report) The business case for adapting buildings to climate change
With Hoare Lea's Eimear Maloney as the project engineer, this report details the how the built environment might be constructed to adapt with our changing climate and increasing bouts of extreme weather conditions.
- 08/06/2015 (Energy World) DC electricity is becoming relevant again
Writing for Energy World, Hoare Lea Partner Ian Billington describes the potential new significance of DC electricity.
- 04/06/2015 (CIBSE Journal) Urban Reality
After Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea Sustainability, presented at the recent CIBSE Symposium, he has had an article published in their journal that indicates the importance of ventilation, noise control and shading in the mitigation of residential overheating.
- 04/03/2015 (MEP Middle East) A Design for Life
MEP Middle East examines the regions over-realiance on asethetic design over function, and tracks the developments which see the market advancing to a better holistic approach to design.
- 04/03/2015 (RCIS Building Control Journal) More Brain than Brawn
Nick Cullen writes on the changing office environment, which is driving the development of low power solutions.
- 02/02/2015 (TL) Trinity Hall Past Glories
TL Magazine praises our recent project at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, declaring even the food looks better in the 14th century hall after our 21st century lighting revamp.
- 28/01/2015 (Architecture Today) All Souls Church’s new life
Architecture Today examines the refurbishment on All Souls Church, Bolton, praising the ‘bold’ project for breathing new life into the church.
- 27/01/2015 (Elevation) The Savoy Hotel Refurbishment
In the Consult Voice article, Simon Russet explores the history of The Savoy Hotel in the City of Westminster, the first luxury hotel in Great Britain.
- 08/01/2015 (Lighting Today) Trinity Hall Triumph
Lighting Today explore the recently restored Dining Hall at Trinity Hall, Cambridge; praising the innovative use of CGI LightSim in the lighting design.
- 23/12/2014 (Mond*arc) 55 Princess Street Lighting success
Mond*arc magazine praised the lighting design at 55 Princess Street, branding the design efficient, effective and inspiring.
- 18/12/2014 (FX Magazine) Landing Lights
FX Magazine take a look at the lighting design at the new Queens Terminal at Heathrow, and how new lighting is a key ingredient in creating a successful space.
- 17/12/2014 (CIBSE) Flying Colours
In a lighting special, CIBSE takes a look at the lighting design at the new Queens Terminal at Heathrow.
- 16/12/2014 (CIBSE Journal) On Course
Tim Findlay in our Oxford office and Olly Parish of Derwent Hydro explain how the power of the River Derwent will help to generate 1.1 million kWh of energy as part of the refurbishment of Derby’s 1940s council headquarters.
- 02/12/2014 (Construction Week) It’s the Small Things
Cara Tissandier, Associate in our Abu Dhabi office, recently spoke at a panel discussion exploring whether retrofitting is a realistic way for the UAE to address sustainability issues.
- 28/10/2014 (NBS TV) Lighting Technology – Building in Efficiency
In a video feature covering sustainable lighting design and energy efficiency, Austin Williams from NBS talks to Dominic Meyrick about the lighting design in our London office.
- 09/10/2014 (Construction Week Online) MEP consultancy: A Model Approach
We worked on the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, UAE, from concept to handover. We provided MEP, fire & life safety, sustainability, acoustics, specialist lighting, and vertical transport design services.
- 01/10/2014 (Illumni) Dining Hall, Trinity Hall, Cambridge by Hoare Lea Lighting
Illumni Magazine recently looked at Cambridge University’s recently refurbished Trinity Hall.
- 29/09/2014 (Lighting) Landing Lights
FX take a look at the newly revamped Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport, and how new lighting is a key ingredient in creating a successful space.
- 21/08/2014 (Mondo) Hinc Lucem et Pocula Sacra
The historic Dining Hall at Cambridge University’s Trinity Hall College serves as both student refectory and backdrop for grand special events. A new scheme by Hoare Lea Lighting faithfully renders the rich historical setting and fine food on offer.
- 01/08/2014 (FeuerTRUTZ Magazin) Stand der Ingenieurmethoden
Hoare Lea's Karl Wallasch (Executive Fire Engineer), and Michael Strömgren (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden) look at performance based design principles as part of a holistic fire safety strategy for buildings.
- 29/07/2014 (Lighting) Access all Areas
Frustrated by lighting control systems that befuddle building occupants, Hoare Lea worked with Mode Lighting to create an intuitive system and control interface for its London headquarters. The company is now rolling out the product to its clients.
- 25/07/2014 (Lux) Project Report - Western Transit Shed
Dominic Meyrick, Hoare Lea Lighting, describes the lighting controls at our office at King's Cross, which efficiently blend artificial light and daylight.
- 25/07/2014 (Gulf News) Green building norms and resource utilization
Cara Tissandier, Associate in our Abu Dhabi office, gives a lowdown on how effective the green building norms have been towards the efficient utilization of the UAE’s resources.
- 04/07/2014 (Lighting) Access all Areas
In a bid to create a lighting control system that was simple and easy to use, our lighting team worked with Mode Lighting to create an intuitive system and control interface for our new London office.
- 11/06/2014 (Lux Magazine) Control that Just Works
Lux magazine looks at the lighting controls at our new London office at Kings Cross, which were designed by our lighting team.
- 11/06/2014 (TL Magazine) Ten Minutes with Jonathan Rush
In an interview with TL Magazine, Jonathan Rush shares his personal thoughts and ideas on the industry.
- 09/06/2014 (Building) Time to end whingeing over solar subsidy cuts
In his latest blog in Building, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen discusses how cuts to subsidies for ‘solar farms’ are a sign of success and should be welcomed.
- 07/05/2014 (Building Surveying Journal) Towards Zero Carbon
In the latest issue of Building Surveying Journal, Hoare Lea’s Keith Horsley and James Ford look at the strategies available to cut the carbon footprint of cooling systems in buildings.
- 24/04/2014 (Total Lighting) One Foot in the Past
A change of use for old buildings shouldn't condemn them to Ugly Street. Sympathetic lighting schemes can add positive impact to the night environment.
- 18/04/2014 (Building) Can Germany return to the path of green energy?
In his latest blog in Building, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen discusses how Germany’s response to Fukushima has seen a huge expansion in carbon-heavy energy generation.
- 14/04/2014 (Building) Why the dropping of EU renewables targets is actually a good thing
In his latest blog in Building, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen discusses whether re-focusing European policy on carbon output, as in the UK, is the right way to go.
- 21/02/2014 (FX Magazine) If Only…
FX Magazine asked Hoare Lea Lighting what they would create if they had a carte blanche. The answer? A portable lighting device that monitored our carbon footprint!
- 31/01/2014 (CIBSE SLL) Controlled Environment
In their January/February Newsletter, CIBSE’s Society of Light and Lighting explored Hoare Lea’s BREEAM Excellent Western Transit Shed offices, winner of the workplace category in the 2013 Lux Awards.
- 24/01/2014 (Building) A lesson in boldness - again - from Germany
In his latest blog in Building, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen discusses Germany’s decision to replace its fleet of nuclear power station.
- 20/01/2014 (Mondo) Honouring the Statue
The Randolph Sculpture Gallery missed out on the splendid rejuvenation process that brought a new lease of life to the Ashmolean Museum in 2009. A design by Hoare Lea Lighting helped the gallery to level the field.
- 23/12/2013 (RIBA Commercial Directory) Park Theatre, London
This RIBA Commercial Directory gives a brief overview of the lighting strategy used for Park Theatre, a converted office in Finsbury Park.
- 20/12/2013 (Building) Why Fracking is Inevitable
In his latest blog in Building, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen explains why fracking is inevitable.
- 06/12/2013 (RICS Building Surveying Journal) Mind the Gap
Executive Engineer Eimear Moloney looks at the technical and behaviour reasons behind higher than predicted energy use in buildings.
- 03/12/2013 (CIBSE Journal) Under Construction
BIM is already improving teamwork and efficiency in the industry, but there are still a few cultural and technical glitches to be ironed out, says Ben Roberts of Hoare Lea.
- 29/11/2013 Park Theatre – on film
NBS TV (part of RIBA Enterprises) gained the first camera access into Park Theatre, a new theatre in Finsbury Park, London.
- 29/11/2013 (Building) Clarity vital in energy debate
In his latest blog in Building, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen explains how conflating the different drivers for rising energy prices doesn’t help us tackle the problem
- 19/11/2013 (Illumni) Professional Lighting Design Convention 2013
Rachael Nicholls, Lighting Designer, Hoare Lea Lighting, writes about her experience at the recent Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) Conference in Copenhagen, exclusively for illumni.
- 21/10/2013 (FX Magazine) Park Theatre, London
FX Magazine takes a look at the new £2.5m Park Theatre in Finsbury Square.Hoare Lea Lighting worked with David Hughes Architects to produce a ‘simple, but hugely effective, natural and artificial lighting strategy’.
- 17/10/2013 (Building) Miliband’s energy pledge may increase infrastructure cost
In his latest blog in Building, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen examines the implications of the Labour leader’s promise to freeze cost.
- 15/10/2013 (AJ Specification) Lighting
In the October issue of AJ Specification, Hoare Lea and David Hughes Architects discuss the lighting at the new Park Theatre – a converted office building in Finsbury Park, which offers two new playhouses.
- 08/10/2013 (Building for Education) Silence in Class
Barry Jobling, Associate at Hoare Lea Acoustics, discusses the acoustic work behind the new Hampton Academy in Building for Education (B4E).
- 23/09/2013 (Lighting) Lust for Light
Dominic Meyrick, Hoare Lea Lighting, chooses his favourite luminaire and lamp designs in Lighting Magazine.
- 02/09/2013 (OnOffice) All-Star Cast
In their September issue, OnOffice Magazine takes a look at North London’s newly-renovated Park Theatre.
- 27/08/2013 (Illumni) The Dominic Meyrick Interview
Hoare Lea Lighting’s Dominic Meyrick speaks to Illumni about the business of lighting and the effects it can have on life, as well as ten Hoare Lea lighting projects from the past decade.
- 23/08/2013 (CIBSE Journal) Foiling the Great Escape
Without careful design, district heating systems can lose unacceptable levels of heat through their vast network of pipes. We need to educate clients to look beyond the low capital costs and demand better long-term performance, says Huw Blackwell, Hoare Lea Sustainability.
- 20/08/2013 (CIBSE Journal) All Hands to the Pump
When an innovative ground-source energy system at the Department of Earth Sciences in Oxford failed to live up to expectations, the original project team were on hand to sort it out.
- 13/08/2013 (Specification Magazine) Learning from a Working Environment
With sustainability still high on the education sector agenda, Hoare Lea’s Mark Wilkinson discusses a number of new secondary schools that are benefiting from the introduction of design features more normally associated with the design and construction of open plan office space.
- 08/08/2013 (Specification Magazine) Tips for Light Fantastic
The drama of a well-lit public space enhances the architecture, providing a sense of place, which adds value to both buildings and the public realm, says Dominic Meyrick, Lighting Principal and Partner at Hoare Lea Lighting.
- 30/07/2013 Nick Cullen Shares His Views on Climate Change in the BCO’s ‘ViewPoint’
As part of a series of blogs from the BCO’s ESG members, Hoare Lea's Nick Cullen shares his views on climate change.
- 11/07/2013 (Globalisation) The Next Generation of Talent
Hoare Lea Partners Nick Cullen and Jerry Barnes look at how important it is that the engineering industry and the UK develop talent to stay competitive.
- 17/06/2013 (darc Magazine) Well Placed
Hoare Lea Lighting were part of the team helping to realise the vision of D&D London – best known for their world-class restaurants – as they prepare to open South Place Hotel.
- 23/05/2013 (Building Services News) A Postcard from Abroad
Hoare Lea Senior Mechanical Engineer, Shane Mellon, talks about his experience of moving from Ireland to the UK, the difficulties of graduating during a recession, and his experience of working at Hoare Lea’s Oxford Office.
- 22/05/2013 (FeuerTRUTZ Journal) Stand der Ingenieurmethoden in Europa
Hoare Lea's Karl Wallasch (Executive Fire Engineer) outlines the major differences that still exist in Europe relating to verification responsibility, education and qualification of practitioners of Fire Engineering strategies.
- 15/05/2013 (Specification Online) Flagship project beats its own carbon saving target
Oxford University had the highest aspirations for environmental friendliness for its new Earth Sciences Building. Two years after its opening, carbon savings have exceeded expectations.
- 08/05/2013 (RIBA Journal) Age Cannot Wither Her
Architect Andrzej Blonski has spent over 10 years restoring the grade I-listed Bristol Old Vic Theatre. It’s been a labour of love – and painstaking detail.
- 23/04/2013 (Modern Building Services) In the Line of Fire
Are our buildings adequately protected against the risks from fire and smoke? Hoare Lea's Stephen Morgan joined a recent roundtable panel for Modern Building Services.
- 19/04/2013 (RIBA Journal) United We Stand
You can't have good buildings without good clients. So how do things look from their point of view? RIBA Journal spoke to 10 of the best.
- 11/04/2013 (Fire Risk Management) Flexible Strategy
Hoare Lea’s Karl Wallasch shows how fire engineering solutions can ensure fire protection while supporting the unique aspirations of buildings to benefit architects, clients and end-users.
- 10/04/2013 (Building Surveying Journal) Down to the Wire
Building surveyors are often exposed to electrical installations, but they need to be wary of the advice they give in survey reports. Spencer Carroll and Hoare Lea's Eamonn Nestor explain why.
- 22/03/2013 (Illumni) A Little Light Conversation: An Englishman Abroad
In his most recent column for Illumni, Hoare Lea Lighting's Dominic Meyrick discusses architectural icons in capital cities.
- 21/03/2013 (Illumni) Strand East Tower London By Hoare Lea Lighting
Strand East Tower is a 40m landmark sculpture, located within a newly landscaped public space in Dane’s Yard. The tower signifies the start of a regeneration project, which will transform this 26 acre, near derelict site, just south of the Olympic Park.
- 01/03/2013 (Mondo) Making a Strand
The sculptural form of Strand East Tower has become a beacon for the area’s regeneration thanks to a dynamic scheme by Hoare Lea Lighting.
- 15/01/2013 (ACE Impact) Hoare Lea: 150 years of consultant engineers
The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)'s Impact Magazine talks to Hoare Lea's Managing Partner, Gary Tucker, about what happens next after 150 years of business.
- 20/12/2012 (Hotel Review) South Place London
D&D London have launched their first hotel, with M&E, Sustainability, Acoustics and Lighting by Hoare Lea, and architecture by Allies & Morrison, in the heart of the City of London.
- 18/12/2012 (Illumni) A Little Light Conversation: Polymaths, Specialisation, Integration
In his latest monthly column for Illumni, Dominic Meyrick reflects on the early explorations into electric light by Hoare Lea's founder, Henry Lea, and on how the role of the lighting designer has developed.
- 29/11/2012 (Energy Week) Balancing Supply and Demand in a Low Carbon World
Hoare Lea’s Ian Billington discusses the changing patterns of electricity generation, and how they are leading to changes in the way that building operators receive and use power and heat.
- 13/11/2012 (Illumni) A Little Light Conversation: Devolved Responsibility
Hoare Lea's Dominic Meyrick continues his monthly columns for illumni, with a look at luminaire design.
- 03/11/2012 (AJ) Hoare Lea: 150 Years
This specially produced supplement to the Architects’ Journal begins with the life Hoare Lea’s founder Henry Lea, and his formation of the firm in 1862. The supplement provides an insight into the history of the firm and examines what the future may hold for both the firm and the wider industry.
- 19/10/2012 (Illumni) A Little Light
In the first of his monthly columns for illumni, Dominic Meyrick, Partner and Lighting Principal at Hoare Lea Lighting, looks at what goes on inside our heads when we try to interpret the world through our eyes.
- 01/10/2012 (Architects Datafile) Time for Some Healthy Advances
The NHS landscape in Bristol is undergoing extensive changes to offer a more efficient and effective service. The Architects Datafile looks at the ongoing Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) redevelopment.
- 17/09/2012 (UNI Magazine) The Gladstone Link, Bodleian Library, Oxford
Hoare Lea’s Ian Durbin discusses the challenges associated with turning a closed-access underground bookstore in the centre of a world-famous heritage zone into a vibrant library space with improved building performance and increased occupancy.
- 31/07/2012 (CIBSE) Model Patient
The use of Building Information Modelling for the design of new hospital facilities in Bristol shows how this approach could benefit the NHS more widely. Hoare Lea's Ben Roberts explains...
- 06/07/2012 (Mondo) By the Book
Simon Dove describes the lighting scheme for a newly converted library space in a Grade 1 listed space for this month's Mondo.
- 02/07/2012 (Lighting) Like selling ice to Eskimos, inuit?
Lighting designers are busy people and haven’t always got the time to spare to see sales people. Hoare Lea's Dominic Meyrick gives some tips about who is, and who is not, likely to get a foot in the door for Lighting magazine.
- 29/06/2012 (Lighting) Hoare Lea’s angle poise
With an angular, raked ceiling and further constraints imposed by the requirements of disabled access and energy efficiency, Hoare Lea has read a tricky situation well at Canada Water Library. Jill Entwistle reports for Lighting magazine.
- 16/05/2012 (Construction News) Station Development Still on Track
Working around commuters, contractor BAM (alongside Hoare Lea) is helping to increase choice for shoppers and ease the flow of foot traffic across London Waterloo Station.
- 11/05/2012 (Public Sector Sustainabilty) Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) is discussed in Issue 4 of Public Sector Sustainability magazine.
- 01/05/2012 (Architecture Today) Legacy linchpin: Chobham Academy
Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris will play a crucial role in integrating the Olympic site with its neighbours, says Ricky Burdett.
- 01/05/2012 (Lighting) Why ban Edison’s bright idea?
Saving energy is all well and good and an admirable and necessary goal, writes Dominic Meyrick for this month's Lighting magazine...
- 26/04/2012 (CIBSE Journal) Lab Experiments
A unique research centre opened by the Prime Minister in 2008 has undergone a detailed peformance assessment...
- 25/04/2012 (Place North West) First phase of Corn Exchange approved
Place North west discuss the approval of the first phase of the Corn Exchange in Manchetser city centre.
- 27/03/2012 (Project) Winning Minds
The team behind APM Project of the Year winner 2011 (Exeter Business School), owes its success to common-sense knowledge of what makes people tick..
- 26/03/2012 (Architecture Today) Town and gown: Niall McLaughlin at Somerville College, Oxford
A student residence at Somerville College, Oxford draws on picturesque planning traditions to make a new street for the city...