Array II's performance, value and aesthetics prove a winning combination

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Occupying a prominent position on Mincing Lane in the City of London, Minster Court is a complex of three neo-Gothic office buildings dating from the early 1990s.

Phi was responsible for the lighting installed as part of the refurbishment of  seven of the 12 floors at No 1 Minster Court. This building is owned by M&G Real Estate, a specialist property investor managing over £19 billion of assets across the globe (as at 30 June 2014). The main contractor for the work was Overbury.


Lighting was an important element of the refit and the design brief, which was produced by building services consultancy JDP, called for a high-performing recessed fitting which was visually appealing, cost effective to install and energy efficient.


Phi proposed its recessed, modular Array II fitting – a direct LED light source which provides brightness of 4100lm and is characterised by advanced technical features. Manufactured from sheet steel, the fitting is compatible with SAS ceiling systems and for ease of electrical installation, a fast-fit connector comes as standard.

After a rigorous selection process carried out by the client and agent, Array II was chosen ahead of fittings put forward by four other suppliers.

The choice was based on the quality of Phi’s product, which rated highly against the selection criteria. In particular, the client liked the fact that Array II gave a clean, crisp light which, coupled with its performance, meant that fewer fittings were needed to achieve the desired light output.

In total, 650 fittings were delivered and successfully installed across the seven floors and according to lighting engineer Mark Delamaine of JDP, the client has been delighted with their choice.

“The Array II fitting was ideal for Minster Court,” said Mark. ”Offering a strong combination of performance and value, it also matched the aesthetics of the building. We were impressed by Phi’s contribution to the project and their ability to understand our needs and respond quickly and efficiently. Everything went extremely smoothly and we look forward to working with them again.”

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