Lytestream Electrical are proud to have recently completed a project at the new Cycle Republic store in Edinburgh.
Cycle Republic are a speciality retail outlet for cyclists and related equipment. This project was a conversion of two different existing premises subdividing one unit and incorporating an additional unit to form a combined retail space. The challenges on this project were to electrically separate the new combined space from the vacant unit maintaining fire alarms and emergency lighting to the vacant unit.
The above involved Lytestream Electrical firstly removing all existing power, data and fire alarm to strip the store back. Following this, works included installing a Data system, Wi-Fi system, PA and music system, CCTV, security alarm, external illumination, roller shutters, tagging system and programmable fob controlled magnetic door locks linked to the fire alarm system.
The Sales floor lighting was a combination of 600 x 600 LED lights suspended from a concrete ceiling, complemented with suspended track lighting that had designated areas requiring a specific display concept to emphasise the products and draw the customers attention. This was mounted at specific angles and locations to enhance and maximise the effect of the product being displayed.
Back of house works included the manager’s office with power data, CCTV, Wi-Fi, staff room, toilets and disabled shower room. Back of house lighting was a combination of LED batten fittings with downlights within the shower room.
The Client’s vision was for a minimalistic rugged look exposing galvanised containment tray, power drops in galvanised conduit with metal sockets surface mounted and a simple but effective colour scheme. At the same time incorporating modern technology with smart fit technological advance in design around cycling for accurate measurement of customers for correct fitting of clothing. This incorporated scanning the customer for height proportions and dimensions, information points with video display to assist the customer in their experience, a try before you buy a cycle set up, in front of a projector to give you the experience of cycling on the open road synchronised to the speed you pedal.
This project was completed in a five week time scale and Lytestream Electrical finished works on time and within budget.