Bournemouth - UNITED KINGDOM

A place Bournemouth is a coastal resort town on the south coast of England. Its location has made it a popular tourist destination, attracting over five million visitors annually with its beaches and famous nightlife. The town is also a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre, one of the largest venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events in southern England.

A need Bournemouth Borough Council’s £4m phase one regeneration of Pier Approach kick-starts a long-term regeneration programme for the whole seafront. The Pier Approach project ‘virtually’ reconnects the Bourne stream and Lower Gardens with the seafront for the first time in more than 100 years. A crucial part of this is the new lighting installation.

A Schréder SIGNATURE solution Partnerships are critical to the delivery of any solution. During this project, Schréder SIGNATURE worked closely with lighting designers Michael Grubb Studio to deliver their vision for Bournemouth. Schréder supplied and installed 14 x 7m and 2 x 25m timber columns. The columns incorporated LED lighting with RGBW fittings and multi-gobo projectors. Custom features, such as the LED rims on the 25m columns and acrylic finials and internal power supplies, and DMX control systems were developed specifically to meet the client’s requirements. One of the project’s main components has been introducing new low-energy dynamic lighting, which aims to encourage locals and visitors to remain at the Pier later in the evening. Bournemouth Borough Council also anticipates that the project will stimulate additional private investment in the area, creating more local jobs.

Project partners Lighting designer: Michael Grubb Studios Contractor: Lowe and Oliver / Willmott Dixon


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