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Widely regarded as one of Wellington's finest buildings, the baroque-style Edwardian Old Public Trust Office Building in central Wellington, originally completed in 1908, has just reopened following reburbishment and earthquake strengthening.

The $10 million restoration program was spearheaded by Wellington developer and engineer Maurice Clark, who worked with Architects Warren and Mahoney. The renovated building is now the new home for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

ECC developed the façade lighting for this corner building with Greig Blackler, an electrical engineer from Pacific Consultants. The iGuzzini Trick BU22 180° luminaires with integral LED driver were used in all the window bays to illuminate the exterior lintel and sides.

The Trick 180 is located on the sill and discretely wired with pyro cable. These luminaires are IP66 and are coated with liquid acrylic paint, to help them withstand the seaside corrosive environment. The Trick wall washer model BU21 was used to illuminate the decorative corbels.

The Tricks were the perfect fitting for their subtle, but very striking, blade effect and the simple mounting for this historic building.

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ECC has built a reputation for providing the absolute finest in European designer lighting and furniture. ECC was established in 1909 by George Levett Thorburn and is now run by grandson Mike Thorburn. Mike has been the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of designer lighting and furniture products over the last 30 years.

ECC continually searches the world for innovative designs and inventive solutions to meet increasingly complex lighting and design requirements. Every item in our showroom has been personally selected with an eye for the unique and original, something we have a true passion for. We firmly believe in building long term relationships with manufacturers as evidenced by our 20 year association with iGuzzini, Flos and Artemide; brands which draw on the talents of some of the world's leading designers.