Southwater One boasts a new library, a coffee shop and Telford and Wrekin Council’s main advice centre.
Dubbed Telford’s “flagship community building” by the local authority, it also houses a lake and public spaces.
Council business director Dave Sidaway described the opening of Southwater One as “a big milestone for the history of Telford”.
“This is transformational for Telford. It’s very clear Telford’s on the up and we’re very proud of that,” he said.
He described the Southwater library as “state of the art” - the third new library to open in Telford in three years.
As part of the development of SW1 Southwater, the council wanted to combine the architectural lighting elements of the SW1 building and the new Travelodge hotel. Bringing together the landscaping elements which included specially designed etched totems and tree uplighting. ColorKinetics - ColorGraze RGBW was used to illuminate the exterior of the facade, various length fittings were chosen to suit the three protruding levels of the building. Due to the location and distances involved LITE suggested the Low Voltage MaxiPUNCH 102 RGBW luminaries, using adjustable wall bracket mounts to highlight the internal portion of the totems and the recessed variant to uplight the trees. A Pharos controller is located within the plant room of the hotel and is linked to SW1 for seamless Co-ordination of the lighting shows. With the Pharos controller wired to the network, this gives the flexibility to be controlled from any network access around the world.