'The Courthouse' development delivers user friendly verdict on Arteor



A residential scheme in the heart of Westminster, ‘The Courthouse’ on Horseferry Road boasts an enviable location and luxury specification. Its significant wow factor has been increased further still thanks to the installation of an Arteor home automation system.

Comments Richard Hayward, lead marketing manager for Legrand’s building automation systems: “The Courthouse development comprises a varied range of apartments from studios to luxury penthouses arranged across 10 floors, involving 129 individually modelled apartments, each with a unique floorplan.

“Designing and programming home automation functionality for so many apartment types might be quite a challenge for some systems but, thanks to Arteor’s ease of installation, simple programming and intuitive operation the installer, RJK Multi-room, was able to complete the whole building within just six months!”

Legrand’s Arteor home automation system has been specified to provide integrated lighting, heating, air conditioning and AV. The smooth lines, sleek finish and recessed installation of the Arteor 10” touch screens that form the main user interface for the system and the additional 1.2” four function wall-mounted controllers in the bedrooms are complemented throughout each apartment by Legrand’s Arteor wiring accessories.

Richard continues: “Matching the sockets and switches to the wall mounted home automation control screens can mean the difference between homogenous style and a disjointed interior.

“Our Arteor ‘mirror black’ sockets and switches are ideal for contemporary interiors like those at The Courthouse and, because they are based on the same design as the Arteor touch screens, they co-ordinate seamlessly.”

While it was the aesthetics of the slimline, touch screens and complementary mirror black Arteor sockets and switches that offered the greatest visual advantage for the client, it was the ease of programming provided by the Arteor system that represented the biggest benefit to the installer.

With each apartment featuring its own layout, all had to be individually configured in an installation that lasted just six months. Not only did use of the Arteor system dispense with the need to use multiple manufacturers’ kit to achieve the system requirements, but it also enabled faster and easier programming of each individual apartment, utilising Legrand’s ‘My Home’ software tools.

The My Home software also enables the Arteor system to be integrated with iPad or Android tablets or smart phones, offering the end user the potential to activate scenes or controls from their mobile device from within the apartment or elsewhere.

It’s one of the many features of the Arteor system that has caught the attention of the developer. As Richard Graham, project director at The Courthouse, puts it: “The ease of programming, stylish aesthetics and simple to operate user interface made Legrand's Arteor the ideal choice for The Courthouse. This is a showpiece scheme for Barratt London, and Arteor delivers on both looks and functionality." 

Key Facts

The project: The Courthouse, Houseferry Road, London

The solution: Legrand Arteor building automation and wiring accessories were installed to not only provide control systems for lighting, heating and air conditioning but also for the aesthetics of the slimline, touch screens and complementary mirror black Arteor sockets and switches.