University of Bath was awarded the title of 'University of Year 2011/2012' and belongs to one of the most popular universities in the UK. The latest addition to the Uni campus is the Chancellor's building, offering bright and modern teaching space equipped with the latest audio visual and IT facilities. This 8000 m2 new build is truly a state of the art building and up to 2,000 students can be using the building at any one time.

The Bristol branch of Hoare Lea consulting engineers approached our team in the early summer of 2013 with the design brief of sourcing the large architectural feature lighting for the main entrance hall of the Chancellor's building. The consultants required an eye catching architectural space filler with the 'Wow' factor. The idea was to suspend tubular fittings at an angle and create a ‘sculpture’ creating the form of a letter A.

The product ticking all boxes was the TUBO from XAL lighting.  We supplied the working sample to Hoare Lea and the TUBO was signed off.

The supplied TUBO 150 consisted of 3 different fittings in 2 different bespoke lengths. The longer parts of the letter A are 7.6 m long and the shorter fitting suspended on an angle is 5.6 m long. Each fitting is finished with a white aluminium end cap.

The luminaire is DALI dimmable and the opal diffuser allows the luminaire to provide a soft light output

Despite the fast project turnaround, the architectural lighting was supplied and installed on time for the opening ceremony on the 7th of November 2013. The Building was officially opened by the new Chancellor, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex.

You can watch the video from the opening ceremony here. The Tubo centre piece is visible in quite a few sequences!
If you require a bespoke architectural feature lighting for your project, please get in touch with our project team and discuss the product options.


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