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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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School of Studiotech

Our very first ‘School of Studiotech’ – we donned our uniform and packed our school bags and attended our first day as pupils of School of Studiotech! ✏ We realised that we should never stop learning. One of the best ways to grow and develop is to learn from one another. Thanks to our very […]
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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.  
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Welcome to our latest team member!

Studiotech are super excited to welcome the very talented Karen Owens BA(Hons)DipARCH to the team as Creative Lead. The whole team is extremely excited about the future, working alongside Karen and what we can achieve together.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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 […]
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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.  
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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
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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!