"299 were great at finding some excellent fittings that really complimented the design of the scheme."
Duration: 5 Months
Main Contractor: CW Duke Limited
Electrical Contractor: REF Electrics Taunton Ltd
Client: Childs & Sulzmann Architects
M&E: Houghton Greenless & Associates Ltd
Built in 1970s, Beacon Tower (formally known as Colston Tower) has become an iconic landmark of Bristol’s city centre. Situated adjacent to the Bristol Beacon (formally Colston Hall), Bristol’s largest concert hall, it boasts a prime location and great views of the city. The recent refurbishment embraced the design features of the tower transforming it to a desirable place to work.
Our team was approached by Child+Sulzmann architects in 2015 to deliver a creative lighting scheme for circulation areas. The brief was to create a contemporary social space serving the growing community of approximately 700 people working at the tower. Child+Sulzmann have worked on many prestigious projects in Bristol and 299 Lighting were excited to be working alongside their design team.
The architects came up with the concept of a creative grid/structure on the ceiling and our team engineered and designed the right product which would deliver comfortable lighting and match the project budget. The grid was built utilising the slim linear LED profile Lopen surface mounted.
Child+Sulzmann have worked on many prestigious projects in Bristol and 299 Lighting were excited to be working alongside their design team.
The architects came up with the concept of a creative grid/structure on the ceiling and our team engineered and designed the right product which would deliver comfortable lighting and match the project budget. The grid was built utilising the slim linear LED profile Lopen surface mounted. Thanks to its flexible nature, the Lopen delivers an efficient and creative lighting scheme for architectural spaces and modern circulation areas. The contemporary design brings a strong visual interest to the foyer of the Beacon Tower, enhancing the modern vibe of the space.
LEDS-C4 vintage style decorative pendants “Vintage” from their range Grok are suspended above the seating area within the reception. The urban grey finish with accents of red compliments the vibrant style of the interior.
299 Lighting also supplied the LED box fittings ‘the Sign” that will provide decorative and directional lighting on each step leading to the mezzanine area.
The final stage of the refurbishment was completed earlier this year, delivering the tenants a vibrant reception area with meeting pods suitable for casual meetings and hot desking. The new foyer also links to the new cafes, bars and restaurants at the street level of the tower.
The Lopen Surface mounted was also supplied to the Cycle Hub delivering an efficient and reliable lighting scheme. The Lopen LED profiles are high efficiency fittings providing excellent light output with low power consumption.
299 Lighting are proud to have been part of the revival of this iconic building. The new lighting scheme is dynamic and decorative, reflective of modern co-working spaces of today. The lighting was supplied on time and to the satisfaction of the client, as per the testimony below.
We had a lighting layout, but no fittings, just some images of the Internet that we liked and 299 were great at sourcing samples and finding some great lights for the project. The starting point of the lighting specification was a plan that we put together, and series of the mood board images. We had a target budget in mind and 299 took that budget, found some great fittings. We looked at different samples and selected fittings that would work with the scheme. The delivery of lights to the site was very fast and efficient.
Beacon Tower rises 207 ft, or 63 meters!
Did you know? The clock was not added to the top of the building until 1996.
From initial project brief through to delivery.