Lewis & Hickey were commissioned by iGuzzini Illuminazione with Pier Luigi Copat Architecte, to develop a new UK headquarters complex in Peasmarsh, Guildford. The development brings together existing UK operations into one site capable of delivering existing operational needs and future strategic growth within the UK.The offices areas are arranged in an offset U shape over three floors around a ‘garden of light’. This maximises natural sunlight into the building. Adjacent to the raised central garden is the feature glass stair and Glass lift core allowing natural light into the heart of the building at all levels. An external bridge, at first floor level, connects the office building with the storage and distribution warehouse operations to the South.A BREEAM rating of Very Good was achieved with on site power use supplemented with roofmounted photovoltaic panels and ground source heat pump installations. All power use is monitored and controlled from the European HQ in Recanati, Italy to optimise energy use. The extensive glazing also provides dramatic views over the landscaped grounds which are used to display the external lighting products and techniques in context.