Prolonging the life of the lighting control system at Riverbank House

This is the second time that Prolojik has worked on Riverbank House, a 323,000 sq. ft office development in the City of London, an island site bounded to the north by Upper Thames Street and to the south by the Thames.

The building was originally completed to CAT B for Man Group  in 2010, when it comprised ten storeys of office space with basement and roof plant areas. At the time the project was a collaboration between EPR and David Walker Architects, with consultation by Arup. Having been procured as a two stage design and build with Sir Robert McAlpine as the main contractor.

Now, a decade later, as Project Vesta, it has undergone significant refurbishment to update it including upgrading its lighting to LED whilst retaining and updating much of the original control system with updated software functionality to operate with the latest generation drivers. The ability to mix generations of Prolojik Plexus has allowed original and new controllers to co-exist, and for sensors to be added in areas where additional control was required. The IP backbone has been expanded with additional BACnet/IP gateways allowing seamless integration of Delta BACnet/IP touchscreens to the Plexus DALI lighting control systems.

Riverbank House is a great example of product longevity and versatility and the ability of the system to evolve to support the changing demands of modern lighting control.

Ease of use and maintenance

Prolojik’s Plexus DALI Controllers open protocol lighting solution allows for full monitoring and emergency testing. With the ability to control and adapt the system by third parties, Plexus not only allows for energy efficiencies but better overall future proofing of the building, working with Riverbank House’s Building Management System (BMS) to obtain data about temperature and motion. Benefits include the fact that it has scene control and can enable energy efficient usage of the different spaces within the office, making the ultimate flexible offer.

  • Consultant: HDR
  • Main Contractor: Overbury
  • Electrical Contractor: Bancroft
  • System Used: Plexus
  • Size: 323,000 sq.ft
  • Completion: December 2021