Watford Grammar School for Girls 
An interesting and unusual project – the construction of a scientific educational glass dome on the roof top of a three-storey building. Employed through the principle contractor – E.S. Moss Ltd – Baldwin and Bleakley worked closely with the school to design, supply and install the lighting, power and fire alarm system. This particular project required careful consideration of the lighting and wiring system to overcome the difficulties of working with the complex shape. Colour change LED technology was chosen to provide visual impact, enhance the features as well as to provide a functional “working” light at low cost. A particular challenge was the installation of the steel trunking wiring containment system which required expert cutting of some unusual angles in order to fit in with the structural frame. 
The Great Barn – Micklefield Hall, Sarratt 
Baldwin and Bleakley were employed directly by the client to work alongside the Architects and the M&E consultants to restore a derelict barn - dating back to 1745 - into a wedding and events venue. Started in 2010 and taking almost 4 years to complete, Baldwin and Bleakley were responsible for the installation of the mains distribution, power, lighting, lighting controls and fire alarm system throughout. The installation required the use of multiple wiring disciplines installed as unobtrusively as possible and sympathetic to the character and style of the building - some of the oak beams date back over 500 years! 
The lighting was a crucial part of this project, designed to create a balance of accent lighting to accentuate architectural detail and create ambiance and general utility lighting including emergency and escape lighting. The external lighting was a very important element too and consisted of a mixture of LED ground mounted up-lights, ceiling mounted down-lights and traditional post type lanterns carefully positioned to create a warm wash of light. 
Watford General Hospital, EAU Supply 
Baldwin and Bleakley were employed to work in partnership with a C&D partnership for West Herts Health Authority at Watford General hospital. to supply & install a new 400-amp three phase submain cable for the new EAU building. 
The works consisted of the installation of 150mm ladder tray at a length of 150m, fixed around & through the perimeter of the hospital. Once this was installed we then had to pull in a 150mm 5 core SWA cable and fix to the ladder tray using two part cleats. 
The cable was terminated into a feeder pillar which housed a section board energised & ready for connections to supply the new building. 
Chesham Grammar School 
After a successful tender process, Baldwin and Bleakley were awarded the contract working through the Principle Contractor - Borras Construction Ltd - in the refurbishment of the existing sixth form block including construction of a single storey extension to create a modern café with seating area. 
Baldwin and Bleakley were responsible for the disconnection and stripping out of the existing wiring and the design and build of the complete electrical installation including the fire alarm, mains and sub-mains distribution and emergency lighting. 
The light fittings chosen were modern dimmable low energy luminaires with absence detection to reduce energy wastage. Accessories were chosen to complement the décor and robust enough for a school environment. 
Hat District; Hat Works Luton  
After a successful tender process, Baldwin & Bleakley were awarded the contract working through the principal contractor- T E Neville Ltd- in the refurbishment of the Hat factory building at Luton. 
The works included a full electrical rewire, data, fire & security. 
We designed the lighting in conjunction with Thorn lighting. This was a very interesting project to be part of due to complications of working in a very old, listed building.  
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