Megaman’s Siena LED downlighters have been used to great effect at the new East Shopping Centre in Upton Park, London. The centre, which officially opened in March 2015, covers a one acre site and has generated 200 jobs in the heart of the borough.
Constructed on site of the former Upton Park bus depot at Green Street, the centre is anchored by the ‘Souk’ comprising of 17 small local stores which include major Asian fashion outlets along with luxury confectioners Urban Chocolatier and Coffee Republic. A food court overlooks the main retail area and offers a varied selection of individual food outlets to suit all tastes.
Megaman’s Siena LED downlighters were specified for the project by electrical wholesalers CEF in Kensington and have been used throughout the whole centre, including the Souk and individual retail stores. With the lighting in constant use, it was imperative to use a reliable, energy saving and maintenance free light source and Megaman’s Siena integrated downlights incorporating a 35.5W LED fitted the bill perfectly as they offer 50,000 hours life along with a 5 year warranty. The downlighters utilise either a 4000k colour temperature lamp for merchandise areas, which allows the goods to be highlighted and bring out the rich textures and colours, or a 2800k lamp for the general walkways. The white fittings also blend unobtrusively into the ceilings to give a clean, fresh feel to the centre.
East has generated much support from local authorities and retailers alike and hopes to build on Green Street’s important cultural heritage.