Old Post Office gets Thorn lighting facelift
Luminaires from Thorn Lighting have played an important role in the refurbishment of one of Newcastle’s best-loved historic buildings, The Old Post Office. The project involves upgrading the 3,350m2 headquarters for NBS which spearheaded the multimillion-pound refurbishment and regeneration of the Grade II-listed building and has been housed there for a number of years.
NBS is a leading provider of construction information and knowledge management services in the UK; providing technical information, specification and BIM tools to construction industry professionals including architects, engineers and surveyors as well as services for building product manufacturers.
Thorn’s Planor Suspended, Planor Wall, Glacier LED and Chalice LED luminaires have been used throughout the project to provide a well-connected space for the discerning occupier that values sustainability, good design and the wellbeing of its workforce.
The Old Post Office which dates back to the 1870s and was at the heart of the 19th century development of the city, has undergone a £5.8m refurbishment and redevelopment by the owner NBS, which employs 180 people in the city of Newcastle.
The redevelopment has created a state of the art building with transformed office space and meeting rooms and extensive facilities for staff, including a gym within the building. In addition to this NBS are keen to involve the community in the building, including the general public, and the business and academic community. In order to achieve this there will be gallery and exhibition space which will be open to the public, a lecture theatre and events spaces.