111 Piccadilly – Manchester

Detail design, supply, installation, control, programming.

  • Property Owner:
    Bruntwood Works
  • Client:
    Bruntwood Works
  • Project Team:
    Artin Light, Workspace Design & Build, 3D Reid
  • Scope of Works:
    Detail design, supply, installation, control, programming.
  • Bespoke focus:
    Illuminated on three sides of the building, the LED was installed within approximately 1912 metres of bespoke fabricated aluminium mounting profile.

Following our sneak-peak preview of the 111 Piccadilly, Manchester, we are now proud to announce the completion of the magnificent Bruntwood Works’ building. We worked with the talented creative lighting design consultancy Artin Light and contractor Workspace Design and Build to transform 111 Piccadilly to a dynamic new light art installation, which stands out against the Manchester city skyline.

111 Piccadilly stands on Station Approach, making this building hard to miss for visitors and commuters, as it is the first building they see when arriving in the city.  The building incorporates the full Bruntwood Works offer, from coworking spaces to hot desks, and serviced, leased, and managed offices. Their aim was to create a healthy, productive workplace, and 111 Piccadilly is now set to become Manchester’s smartest new workspace.

Working with Artin Light for the lighting design, with the supply and installation all managed by Studiotech in-house, we installed a system that allows Bruntwood to have control of RGBW digital LED.  On each floor, the LED is mounted on the sill and head of the windows allowing for two lines of light per floor.  Each 125mm of LED lighting is individually controllable allowing for dynamic sequences such as ‘chase the colour’ and pulses as well as more interactive and animated content. This new ‘gem’ structure has now created the nightscape for Manchester.

This work of art not only houses a dynamic smart workspace, but also a seating space for the people of Manchester to gather and socialise.  It houses a new independent café and lounge, all open to the public, and will host events designed to bring together local businesses to network and collaborate.

Labelled a progressive forward-thinking company in transforming 111 Piccadilly, Bruntwood have not only invested in Manchester but also in Manchester’s residents.

We wanted this to be a landmark project which embodied the city’s vivid, colourful and incredibly diverse culture, celebrating its community and progression. The building will become a canvas for dynamic visual art, giving it the ability to morph in both organic and geometric formations, twisting the geometry of the building with light.”
Luke Artingstall, Founder, Artin Light