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TRILUX’s energy efficient lighting proves fit for the flexible, inclusive workplace of the future.

UK, November 2022 – 20 Water Street allows a world leading, real estate services company to create a user-friendly, innovative workspace. TRILUX’s impressive downlight range opened the door to a complementary, tech-smart sustainable workplace lighting scheme – fit for the future of work.

Global real estate advisor JLL’s new Canary Wharf office is in one of the most sustainable buildings in the UK.

It recently relocated some of its London-based teams to the second and third floors at 20 Water Street, Wood Wharf. The move is part of its commitment to shaping the workplace for its employees, providing a flexible and inclusive work environment underpinned by a sustainable and technologically advanced workplace that boasts excellent connectivity and amenities.

20 Water Street, part of the aspirational Wood Wharf development, an agile work environment that combines rich social experiences with flexible work zones and outside spaces, offers over 170,000 sq ft of future-ready workspace.

In the post-pandemic London landscape, it was critical for JLL to have cutting-edge spaces to encourage employees back into the office.

The project team included consultant Hilson Moran, designer and main contractor Tétris Design x Build, and electrical contractor Bridgegate Electrical.

The brief was to create a collaborative, sustainable, inclusive, health-led, tech-smart, energy-efficient, and flexible workplace, targeting WELL Platinum, SKA Gold and BREEAM Excellent. Therefore, circular economy principles, embodied carbon reduction, and well-being was critical. The project had to meet JLL’s targets for its Net Zero Carbon 2025 milestone.

Highly efficient and sustainable TRILUX luminaires helped meet the project’s sustainability goals and create JLL’s desired workspaces.


Daniel Fernando, Hilson Moran, Associate Electrical Design Engineer, comments, “We were impressed with the comprehensive options of the Sonnos downlight range, which enabled us to design to high light quality standards including Ra90. It comes in a huge variety of options, colours, outputs, sizes, and types. From there, we worked with TRILUX to develop a scheme that also included the Finea luminaire in various lengths and some E-Line, which was used to provide lighting and built-in PIRs for the hot desk areas across the floor.”


A mix of surface, suspended, and recessed Sonnos downlights in various configurations complement the interior design, including biophilic accents and features. Striking circular and rectangular arrangements of the Finea 50 flexible, modular light channel system add aesthetic appeal in collaboration areas and its pure, high-quality white light aid communication.

Additional feature lighting is provided by the Canilio, a small but powerful suspended downlight colour matched to complement the scheme.

The lighting control system exploited the DALI2 drivers. This latest standard provides JLL with detailed data extraction options to assist in the efficient operation of the building.

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