The Woodland Spa – UK

Location:             Burnley, Lancashire, UK

Client:                  Crow Wood Leisure

Contractor:          G McGuigan Building Contractors Ltd

Lighting Design:   Pettit Singleton Associates

acdc LED products:     Storm, Arena


Set in 100 acres of unspoilt woodland near to Burnley, Lancashire; Crow Wood Leisure and Equestrian Centre is a private members fitness centre.  In February 2013, it opened its doors to The Woodland Spa, a new £4m privately-owned luxury day spa with treatment rooms, 25 metre pool, and Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

Project brief

Pettit Singleton Associates were tasked with providing a lighting scheme which offered a high end atmosphere throughout.  It needed to be fully controllable for different scene settings, with the light output providing some interest to the overall scene.  The lighting in the corridors and treatment rooms also had to be sufficient but indirect, in keeping with the theme.

Paul King from Pettit Singleton explains, “The existing leisure centre uses mainly fluorescent light sources and the client was very aware of the associated running and maintenance costs. Therefore the client was very keen to use high quality, low maintenance, efficient luminaires and LED’s fell within this brief.”

acdc’s solution

acdc worked closely with G McGuigan Building Contractors and Pettit Singleton Associates to find the best solution, of Storm Xicato and Arena.  Paul further remarked “we specified acdc luminaires on this project as they are a reputable local lighting manufacturer, have a good range of efficient, quality LED luminaires and provide a very good service”.

Storm, a miniature dimmable fixed LED downlight was selected for a number of reasons including its minimal trim.  Storm’s smooth beam pattern provided a healthy scallop down the wall with clean crisp lines whilst giving a usable output.  Specified with DALI drivers, ensured smooth dimming in keeping with the project brief that full control was required.  The deep recessed LED position within Storm’s stylishly curved reflector also offered minimal glare, another requirement from the client.

Due to the location of the Storm fittings in the pool and surrounding environment, it was important that the luminaire met suitable IP ratings; as an IP65 version was available this was an obvious choice.

Arena, a sleek, compact, minimalist, single LED downlight luminaire, with its narrow beam angle was selected to provide detailed accent lighting to certain areas of the Spa, including the corridors and treatment rooms.  Arena’s discreet size enabled it to blend into its surroundings, whilst its deep recessed LED position provided minimal glare.

Commenting on the project Paul noted “The finished scheme was excellent and the acdc luminaires really make the lighting stand out, creating the right feel that the client was looking for.”



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