Andromeda lights up historic music venue

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pic ref: Colston.jpg ONLY USE CAPTION IF THERE IS ROOM Lighting in the redeveloped Colston Hall music venue in Bristol is controlled by a system installed

Colston Hall, a venue that has been bringing music to Bristol for almost 140 years, has been given a facelift — with a lighting-control solution supplied by Andromeda.

The £20 million redevelopment includes the addition of a new glass-fronted foyer with cladding of recycled copper. This new space will provide additional performance areas, a new box office, a café bar, upgraded education facilities and improved disabled access. The atrium also houses staircases and link walkways with the older parts of the historic hall.

Andromeda’s scheme for controlling lighting covers six floors — including office space, the box office and the central atrium. The complete solution utilises DALI with full emergency-test facility, daylight linking, scene settings and time control. The system can also be controlled centrally via colour touch-screen panels.

David Payne, Andromeda’s project manager for Colston Hall, says, ‘Following the successful delivery of the O2 Dublin, Colston Hall strengthens Andromeda’s expanding music-venue portfolio, and we look forward to completing many more similar projects.

The official foyer opening is in September 2009.

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