BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow: Lighting Upgrade


Located alongside Glasgow’s former docks and overlooking the River Clyde, is BBC Pacific Quay,

BBC Scotland's studio complex.  The studios are home to BBC Scotland’s television, radio, online services, production facilities, digital studios and technical support.


The large glazed building has an industrial aesthetic: exposed concrete columns, perforated metal cladding and exposed services.  Lighting plays a key part throughout the building, working to enhance the natural daylight provided from all sides of the building.

As part of the BBC’s continued commitment to their carbon reduction programme, the building was reviewed in terms of its existing lighting installation and how this could be upgraded from T5 to LED.  WILA were tasked with reviewing the large open plan office spaces on Levels 2 & 4, along with the main central atrium perimeter walkways and circulation routes and providing a more energy efficient and cost-effective solution.

In Autumn 2019 the first phase was delivered and installed; the existing linear T5 direct/indirect luminaires were replaced with continuous LINIC100 LED luminaires.  These were lifted in line with the acoustic rafts.  Opening the space fully to create a much brighter, lighter working environment.

The compact fluorescent surface mount downlights were also replaced with LED versions, all luminaires installed were supplied with integrated Bluetooth Casambi controls.

Casambi PIR’s and a standalone Emergency lighting system were also supplied by WILA.  The Main ‘Street’ area is also due to be re-lit using DMX Griven high powered LED luminaires with varying beam angles.

Watch a short video of the project here 

Products used:

KOMBIC100 Surface Mount LED Downlight, 4000k, Black 9005, integral Casambi control 


GRIVEN JASPER, 6500k, 450mm dia, Surface fixed. High power LED’s, IP66.


LINIC100 Continuous Direct distribution, 4000k, MPO, Black RAL 9005, integral Casambi control


Products We Used