Light Art Festivals- Creative Magical & Enchanting

Light Art Festivals: a creative, magical and enchanting experience for those lucky enough to visit and immerse themselves in a world of sculpture and light.  We find them across the globe, in celebration of light as a modern medium of art. Studiotech were lucky enough to meet some clients for a walk around our local […]

Studiotech Squad – Tim Ashley

Tell us a bit about your role at Studiotech … I’ve been with Studiotech for over 17 years, and within that time my role has changed dramatically. Initially when I joined, we were very prominent in signage and we hadn’t really considered lighting as much. During this time my responsibilities lay with accounts, procurement, design […]

Studiotech Swot; Guest blog by Faye Robinson – Design Crawl

After attending another design event in London and returning back to Manchester, I knew I had visited some of the same brands who had dedicated showroom space or representation in Manchester and the north of the country. Why were we, Manchester showroom and sales representatives and our fellow northern design community, jumping on trains or […]

Studiotech Squad – Phil Haldane

Tell us about your life before Studiotech I moved to Edinburgh for university where I studied stage management and theatre production, specialising in both lighting and sound. After graduating, I toured with various theatre companies before joining an Edinburgh based theatre company as Production and Lighting Designer where I worked for a number of years. […]

Studiotech complete bespoke pendants at St Enoch Centre

The bespoke pendants at Sovereign Centros owned St. Enoch Centre were one huge effort by everyone involved, all the effort has paid off as the end result is stunning. “These have been a long time in the making but I’m so happy to see them finally installed and looking amazing in the space. Massive thank […]

We’ve joined the crawl!

We’ve joined the crawl! 🙌 Will you? Studiotech are super excited to announce that we will be delivering a hands on, interactive workshop at this year’s Design Crawl Basecamp. We are looking forward to demonstrating the capabilities of dynamic lighting control as part of the Design Crawl Select workshops… watch this space for further details 💙 #jointhecrawl

Work completes at Angel Central

Designed by Haskoll as part of the £8 million reconfiguration of Islington’s Angel Central. Studiotech assisted in the delivery of the feature lighting throughout the refurbishment. This included the supply, installation, control and programming of the kaleidoscopic, dynamic light art which creates a colourful focal point for all to enjoy. 💙 With a special thanks for stunning […]

Time for the newsletter!

It’s newsletter o’clock! And boy, is it jam packed this month! From exciting announcements to dates for you diary…we’ve got it covered! We even have an inspiring guest feature from our good friend and talented lighting designer; David Gilbey, d-lighting ‘Respect & Collaboration’. 💙 Definitely not to be missed! Make time to catch up with friends

Studiotech Swot – What are the benefits of a catenary lighting solution?

Here at Studiotech, one of our specialist application styles is catenary lighting and it is also my personal favourite!  I am proud to say that we have been leading in this technique for some time, having completed several complex catenary solutions across the UK. We’ve started to see an increased use of this style of […]

Studiotech Squad – Natalie Critchard

Tell us about your life/career prior to the world of Studiotech Initially I studied Design Crafts at college which encompassed all aspects of design, ranging from interiors to photography. The intention was to prepare myself for studying design at university, I always wanted to be either a set designer or a commercial interior designer, however […]

Studiotech Scoop – Manchester Flower Show Success!

Yesterday was the final day of The Manchester Flower Show, the last nine days have seen the city come alive with floral displays across the city centre shop windows, doorways, balconies, public squares, fountains and even statues go green (and red, and pink, and yellow). Studiotech worked with partners Sutton Creative, creating a rainbow themed […]

Studiotech Swot – What is the purpose of an integrator?

For months I have been saying I’d like to begin writing about Studiotech and our role within the lighting industry. The desire to do this has actually been borne out of frustration; frustration that I don’t feel we have yet achieved anything like what’s possible given our skills and abilities. The feeling of being a […]
Manchester Flower Show

Studiotech Scoop – Creative partnership announced with Venture Arts

Studiotech is delighted to announce a creative partnership with Manchester-based arts charity, Venture Arts. The award-winning charity, who support people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential through visual arts and culture, will be working with Studiotech on a series of visionary projects, together finding new and dynamic ways to bring artwork to life […]

Studiotech Squad – Ed Vickery

Tell us about your life/career prior to the world of Studiotech It’s a fairly simple path really… after leaving school, I went straight to Lancaster University where I studied for a degree in Business Management. After graduating, I went travelling for six months and when I returned, I was all set to go and explore […]

Want to get savvy with Studiotech?

Want to get savvy with Studiotech? Then look no further than our new blog feature. Between the team, we have many ideas, capabilities, specialisms, interests, insights and even quirks…so we decided to pool together our post-its and bring to you ‘Studiotech Savvy’. We can’t wait to launch our first feature and hope you enjoy learning […]

darc Awards Shortlisted

It’s that time of year again with voting now live for [d]arc awards! You can find Studiotech projects nestled among some incredible entries in the spaces, places and art categories. With a special thanks to all of those who we collaborated with along the way, you have made the Studiotech journey extra special 💡 Get […]
The Helix

Immerse yourself in the magic of light and sound

What a way to end the year with this stunning light art project at White City Place! Studiotech were commissioned to develop an interactive installation to form part of a public realm and immerse the public in an uplifting display of interactive light and sound. From detailed design, fabrication and construction to bespoke light, sound […]

PlaceTech Podcast – Manchester’s Smartest Workplace

PlaceTech Podcast – Manchester’s Smartest Workplace has been released this week Studiotech Director Ed Vickery and Bruntwood Works Strategic Director Andrew Cooke discuss Manchester’s smartest workplace – 111 Piccadilly. The podcast discusses several topics, including smart buildings, building management and sustainability as well as urban lighting and the effects.
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Oasis Food Court Catenary Lighting Completes

It’s great to get this project over the line, not only is Oasis Food Court another project with the very talented architectural practice The Harris Partnership but it’s a fantastic addition to our Catenary Lighting Portfolio For more information about Oasis Food Court visit our projects page.  
30 years of service

30 years of service!

What an incredible achievement 30 years of service is! IBT Group would like to thank Alison, our Financial Controller, for her dedication and commitment to the company for the past three decades. Alison has been with us for as long as the company has been formed and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Thank […]
Waterloo Street

Central Exchange Waterloo Street

Designed by Form Design Consultants, Brightside Studios were approached to create a projection lighting installation for inside the atrium of Central Exchange, Waterloo Street. Having collaborated with Brightside in the past, the team approached Studiotech to install the projector and a brightsign digital signage solution for content management. For more information about how we can […]
News - The Spine

Studiotech brought in to illuminate The Spine

Studiotech were brought in to illuminate The Spine – the Royal College of Physicians’ new £35-million northern headquarters in Paddington Village – to honour the 72nd birthday of the National Health Service. The lighting up by Morgan Sindall was sponsored by project engineers A&B Engineering as a gesture of appreciation for the incredible service the […]
Mirfield underpass lighting

Mirfield Station underpass illumination

Kirklees Council, in partnership with Network Rail and Grand Central, has illuminated Mirfield Station’s underpass to make it more welcoming for people visiting the station. Designed by Designs for Lighting and installed by Studiotech, the project was not without it’s challenges. The uneven stonework made for a tricky installation and necessitated the fabrication of bespoke […]
111 Piccadilly NHS

Celebrating NHS at 111 Piccadilly

The 111 Piccadilly team are celebrating the NHS and showing our appreciation by illuminating the building blue for the nationwide #lightitblue event. It brings the Studiotech team great pride to see that many of our projects are being used to contribute to this demonstration of appreciation.