White Rose Leisure Extension - Catenary and Feature Lighting

Client: Morgan Sindall

Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall

Architect: The Harris Partnership

Scope of Works: Detail design, supply, installation, control and programming of external feature lighting. 

Studiotech was brought in by architects, The Harris Partnership, to assist with the detail design and delivery of a full feature lighting scheme at this Leeds based shopping centre.

Studiotech worked with The Harris Partnership to develop their design into a deliverable and acheivable scheme.  The concept included various areas including recessed linear amenity lighting, catenary lighting, handrail lighting and RGB colour changing feature lighting.  Studiotech were subsequently retained by the client to complete the supply and installation and programming at this new leisure destination.

We provided the installation of 65 catenary mounted luminaires above the public realm which was particularly challenging as it required a considerable amount of design and engineering to create the desired aesthetic effect.  Manufacturing the steel rope to exact lengths, supplying and installing 7m high columns to fix to, engineering bespoke brackets and calculating the exact tension required for the lighting to remain taught is just a small insight to the engineering that was behind the installation of the catenary solution provided.

The most dynamic feature was the installation of the RGB colour changing feature lighting to the facade of the cinema building.  Here we used Traxon Nano Liner Allegro RGB along with a Traxon Butler XT2 DMX controller which allowed us to provide the client with the initial programming of key calendar dates along with the option for further programming in the future. 

Every aspect of the solution we provided required coordination with various trades from structural engineers to tensile specialists which ensured the installation of the lighting integrated within the structure and public realm.  The overall solution creates a welcoming atmosphere throughout the extension encouraging night time use and increased footfall to the centre.