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30 years of service
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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
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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
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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 […]
welcome
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Welcome to our newest team member!

Today we welcome our newest team member Jacob  to the team! Jacob joins the Studiotech team from our sister company IBT Controls and will be working with our talented ops team to help them keep delivering Studiotech’s lighting and control solutions throughout the UK and beyond.
Mirfield underpass lighting
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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
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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.  
White Rose Leeds
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Studiotech feature in this month’s Lighting Journal

Studiotech feature in this month’s Lighting Journal.  The article highlights the growing trend of catenary lighting.   Read about the ins and outs of catenary lighting, challenges you may face when proposing this style of illumination and how Studiotech have engineered ways to overcome them. Cable Stars Lighting Journal
Blackfriars House
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Bespoke pendants at Bruntwood’s Blackfriars House

Delighted with the results of the bespoke pendants at Bruntwood’s Blackfriars House. Working with MgMa Architects to turn their concept into reality, Studiotech were responsible for the detailed design and fabrication of the bespoke pendants.  The pendants, along with the controls, were installed by our sister company IBT Controls and the overall scheme delivered by […]
LED façade at 111 Piccadilly
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Launch of LED facade at 111 Piccadilly!

Super excited to see the launch of the first phase of the LED façade at Bruntwood Works’ 111 Piccadilly! Studiotech have been working with a talented team including Creative Lighting Design Consultancy Artin Light and main contractor Workspace Design and Build to turn one of Manchester’s most prominent buildings into an incredible piece of architecture. […]
Talk To Me
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Talk To Me features on Virgin Atlantic flights

It’s great to hear that Talk To Me features on Virgin Atlantic flights. “Talking is the key to unlocking the journey forward”.  These are just some of the powerful words that feature in the short film ‘Talk to Me’. It’s fantastic news that these words will now be travelling all over the world with the […]
Merry Christmas
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Fantastic 2019 for Studiotech!

What a fantastic 2019 for Studiotech! We would like to thank all of our clients, friends and colleagues for making this year, our 30th anniversary year, one of the most memorable so far! Here’s to 2020! We hope you have a fantastic break over Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!
Southgate Bath [D]arc awards
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Southgate, Bath comes third!

Fantastic news that Southgate, Bath comes third in the [d]arc awards spaces low budget category. Well done to TÜV SÜD Light Studio, who were responsible for the overall lighting design with Studiotech providing the additional design and luminaire development.  Further detail can be found on Southgate – Bath project page. See the full list of […]
Southgate Bath shortlisted in darc awards
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Southgate Bath shortlisted in darc awards

Southgate Bath shortlisted in darc awards in the Spaces; Low Budget category Lighting Designer: TÜV SÜD Additional/Detail Design by Studiotech The independent jury panel has shortlisted all the project categories, and voting for the 2019 darc awards is open between 28th October & 18th November. VOTE NOW! More detail about the project can be found […]
Talk to Me video
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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day.  World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Below is the link to the Talk to Me film, which follows on from Steuart Padwick’s art installation Talk To Me, created to support positive conversation around mental health. “I […]
Talk to Me
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‘Talk To Me’ Sculptures- Steuart Padwick

Studiotech are proud to be involved with Steuart Padwick designed sculptures ‘Talk To Me’. As part of design junction, the sculptures aim to raise awareness in support of the charity Time to Change. Each ‘Talk To Me’ sculpture stands at 5.5 metres tall and similarly to Time To Change, encourages Londoners to talk about mental […]
welcome
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Welcome to our new team members

It’s been an exciting start to Autumn here as we welcome new members to the Studiotech team. Paul Barnes joins Studiotech as Business Development Manager.  Having been part of the Studiotech team in the past, we are pleased to welcome Paul back to the team and look forward to the exciting opportunities that he will […]
Studiotech Catenary Lighting Feature
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Studiotech catenary lighting feature in FutureArc

So excited about the Studiotech catenary lighting feature in FutureArc. The article focuses on architectural catenary lighting throughout the public realm and explains how catenary systems are an effective way to complement urban landscapes. Studiotech are at the forefront of catenary lighting technology.  We are able to provide bespoke full turnkey solutions to suit your […]
Bruntwood Works' 111 Piccadilly
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Studiotech appointed to 111 Piccadilly

Studiotech have been appointed to Bruntwood Works’ 111 Piccadilly which is due to complete next spring. With the outstanding dynamic lighting design by creative lighting consultants Artin Light, it’s looking to transform the gateway into Manchester. Studiotech’s scope includes the supply, installation, bespoke content creation and control of the façade feature lighting.  
Fort Kinnaird A1 Lighting
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Fort Kinnaird – A1 Lighting

Studiotech features Fort Kinnaird in this month’s A1 Lighting. You will find this in the Architectural Lighting section. Fort Kinnaird – A1 Lighting  
HSBC Sheffield
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Office envy! Commercial building lighting.

The team here at Studiotech are experiencing some serious office envy! The recently completed commercial building in Sheffield is a fantastic example of how dynamic lighting can improve the office environment. Studiotech provided the detail design, supply, installation and programming of the dynamic RGBW LED lighting to the stairwell.  Also the catenary lighting to rooftop […]
Heartbeat box Dynamic and interactive lighting
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Studiotech featuring at TedX Glasgow

Exciting news that Studiotech feature at TedX Glasgow. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TedX.  This is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Taking the heartbeat box from previous exhibition ‘A human Connection’, Phil Haldane & Richard Tebbutt head over […]
Livingston designer outlet pendants
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Bespoke pendants for Livingston Designer Outlet

Studiotech were commissioned by the designer to develop the detail design and manufacture of these stunning bespoke pendants for Livingston Designer Outlet. The pendants have been developed in house and also incorporate the exclusive Xperse luminaire. Studiotech use a network of partners from lighting manufacturers and suppliers along with engineers and fabricators to create affordable […]
National Digital Learning Week
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It’s National Digital Learning Week!

#NDLW19 It’s National Digital Learning Week! This Education Scotland event gives schools the opportunity to take part in curriculum focused activities.  Encouraging pupils to use digital technology and teachers to share these approaches with colleagues across Scotland. All Early Learning and Childcare Centres and Schools across Scotland are invited to take part in the event.  […]
Noma proposal Manchester
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Proposal at the NOMA Earth Tubes Manchester

Hayden Naughton’s proposal at the NOMA Earth Tubes to his girlfriend Laura Timmins has to be the best programming request Studiotech has had for the tubes so far! And she said YES!  Congratulations! We received some wonderful feedback from Hayden on LinkedIn: “A lot of creative types frequently bang on about smashing briefs but what […]