City Walk ‘backyard’ lighting – City Renewal Authority
ArrowFM was asked to provide early engagement electrical design to assist Rorks Projects with a D&C project they had been awarded in the middle of Canberra at City Walk. The electrical package for these works were seen as high risk by the City Renewal Authority so early engagement with an experienced contractor was essential to Rorks delivering on this project. The design intent of the project can be seen here City Walk fly-through but essentially major landscape improvements to the section of City Walk between Garema Place and Ainslie Place commenced in July 2020 to make the area more like a suburban household backyard. For more on this project click here
In support of the new design – which included garden beds, lawns, plants, pavement, and outdoor furniture – ArrowFM was asked to work with Brendon Newham from BSE as the space has street lighting that had led to the space feeling cold and lifeless at night while the area should actually feel like a place that people want to utilise. The project had an extremely tight time frame with the area due to be used by the end of October, ArrowFM had to work with BSE to find suppliers who could deliver on their design whilst keeping the intent of keeping the backyard feel. AET found suitable light fittings, switchboard suppliers and Dali programmers and found solutions like installing lighting with a wireless interface to control the lighting for optimum effect.
Up-lighting was installed for the raised garden beds to highlight the foliage, while the seating areas were all given ‘mood lighting’ with warm white strips (nothing above 2500K) to enhance the overall feel of the welcoming new space. The strips were installed into form work and steel garden beds with some of the longest strips being 25meters in concrete form.ArrowFM team for this project was so engaged that fit off was under gazebo’s during Canberra wet 2020 Spring so we feel we partnered with BSE and worked tirelessly with Rorks on the important project to deliver it within a tight timeframe and budget during the COVID-19 pandemic.