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Highly Commended in Residential category at the 2021 DALI Awards

Delmatic’s state-of-the-art DALI systems deliver aesthetic and energy efficient control and monitoring of lighting, emergency lighting and battery packs, throughout South Quay Plaza 1 with the system extending into South Quay Plaza 4 incorporating the latest DALI-2 technology.


South Quay Plaza Delmatic lighting controls

South Quay Plaza

One of Europe’s tallest residential towers


locationLondon, UK
sizeSQP1 - 68 storeys, SQP4 - 56 storeys
clientBerkeley Homes
architectFoster + Partners
contractorBrenbar (shell & core), ROC MEP Ltd (SQP4)


BMS integration
Scene setting
Emergency monitoring & testing

A landmark development in every sense and one of Europe’s tallest residential towers, South Quay Plaza provides sustainable high-rise living, comprising a series of luxury apartment blocks set to enhance the skyline of London’s Canary Warf.

Flexible, scalable site-wide solution

Delmatic’s advanced DALI system graphically manages and monitors lighting, emergency lighting and battery packs, across the sixty-eight storey South Quay Plaza 1 tower and the adjacent fifty-six storey South Quay Plaza 4 tower. The modular DALI system is a completely flexible and scalable solution for seamless extension into fit-out areas, residential amenity spaces and subsequent towers within the estate, to form a complete site-wide DALI system on a shared IP network.

The fully-flexible system combines energy-efficient presence detection and daylight linking with aesthetic scene-setting throughout public and residential areas, residential amenity spaces such as the wellness centre and spa, gym, double height pool overlooking the docks, business lounge, co-working spaces, private dining and screening rooms, and the stunning residents lounge on the 56th floor of South Quay Plaza 1 – the highest residential bar in London.

Delmatic’s IP DALI Buswire modules – located at hubs distributed throughout the towers – provide individual addressing and monitoring of every light fitting and this total flexibility enables lighting scenes and scenarios to be configured and adjusted to reflect time of day, weather conditions, special events and individual preferences. Lighting in fixed back-of-house areas such as basement routes and spaces are controlled by DALI Broadcast devices which provide the monitoring and efficiency benefits of DALI without the need to individually address each fitting.

Optimised energy efficiency

Delmatic DALI presence detectors and the latest DALI-2 sensors and presence detectors within South Quay Plaza 4, optimise energy efficiency by initiating reduced lighting scenes in unoccupied areas while DALI multisensors regulate lighting levels to reflect daylight contribution. Delmatic DALI Touchpanels with custom graphics provide powerful scene-setting controls of lighting levels and ambience within the Residents’ Club Lounge and Wellness Centre.

Integrated with BMS network to maximise operational efficiency

Delmatic’s Smart IP Routers network the lighting management system across the building IP backbone and avoid the need for a dedicated vertical lighting control cabling. The Smart IP Routers also interface the lighting management system with the BMS via BACnet/IP to maximise building operational efficiency through the sharing of key real-time data. The system also plays an important role in ensuring the safety of the building’s occupants by seamlessly interfacing with the fire alarm system to automatically illuminate exit routes in the event of fire alert.

Delmatic Lightscape graphical software provides advanced networked and remote monitoring and management of the complete site-wide lighting installation with real time intelligence and analytics, including detailed emergency light monitoring and testing, fault detection diagnosis, individual lamp and driver diagnostics, and relamping schedules to ensure the proactive and sustainable replacement of luminaires.

Highly Commended in the Residential category at 2021 DALI Lighting Awards

Delmatic’s innovative lighting management systems installed at South Quay Plaza received Highly Commended in the Residential category at the 2021 DALI Lighting Awards. The judges commented on the excellent use of DALI, particularly in the shared amenity spaces of the landmark residential tower. DALI, which stands for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface, is a dedicated protocol for digital lighting control that enables the easy installation of robust, scalable and flexible lighting networks. The DALI Lighting Awards recognise the very best use of DALI lighting control applications and solutions across the world. Delmatic’s outstanding achievement at the 2021 DALI Awards is a testament to our commitment in the design and application of cutting-edge DALI-qualified lighting management systems.