Calleja lands Pender Gardens lighting project

Pender Contracting, responsible for the Pender Gardens urban development project in the heart of Paceville, have appointed Calleja to implement a lighting solution for their central piazza.

Pender Gardens is a prestigious self-contained development covering an area of 18,500 square metres, strategically located in St. Julian’s. It offers all the amenities of a metropolitan centre, yet with all the comforts and security of an exclusive community, where everything is within easy reach.

Pender Contracting’s brief specified that the chosen solution would need to compliment the central piazza’s ‘oasis’ theme, developed by architectural firm – Bencini & Associates.

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Following a 3D photometric analysis of the site, Calleja developed a solution that directs light only where it is intended – in the interest of people and the environment.

This is achieved by keeping light below the horizontal plane and using luminaires with low, nightime light aperture brightness – ensuring that uncomfortable outdoor luminance contrasts are avoided.

Pathways around the space are well lit using marble finish, wide-beam, floor washlighting – which emphasizes spatial limits to help give an indication about the volume of the area. Spike lights aimed at the trunks of palm trees serve to highlight these long linear features. All luminaires in the piazza are programmed by a lighting control system – allowing adjustment to individual requirements.

Lighting solutions for this type of project require an effective design concept, careful luminaire technology selection and expert installation. Calleja’s growing list of prestigious lighting projects is testament to our exemplary service.

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About Calleja

Founded in 1925, Calleja pioneered many supply, turnkey and consultancy methods that are now standards in the electrical supplies industry. Partnering with clients, Calleja delivers electrical expertise, resources and products dedicated to enhancing the success of its customers. With a product range of over 13,000 electrical products, representing the industry’s leading brands, all housed in a floor area of over 5000 square metres, the company continues to set the benchmark by which this sector is measured in Malta.

Key Contacts:

Mr. Stephen Calleja
Tel: (+356) 2144 0341 Mob: (+356) 9947 2945
E-mail: stephen(at)