Operating system integration
Adventure Bar’s debut in Leicester Square demanded nothing less than re-kindling the splendour of London’s long forgotten nightclubbing era. The main challenge was to create old from new. Fortunately Art Deco’s modern lines lent itself perfectly to being re-invented using 21st century’s latest technology.
Vertical luminous columns, a discreet three-tier coving illumination and the vast expanse of fully interactive pixel grid blend in the impressive décor created by Finch interior to re-create the plush feel of the Lost Alhambra. Each item custom designed and built by our team in Halo’s Angel Studio.
With the opening of the Tree Terrace on the 39th floor of Heron tower, Sushi Samba wanted to highlight their custom sculptured 6m x 8m orange tree that sits in the heart of the bar. It was important that the lighting enhanced the ‘sculptural design that reinforces the restaurant’s earth to sky motif.’
Our engineers wrapped warm yellow round fairy lights around the trunk and every branch, evenly throughout. To further enhance the tree in the decor, some more LED tape was installed around the bar and some general white lights – Intimidator 350s – were used to help the contrast.
The high winds during the installation period made it quite challenging as our technicians were working on a Scaff tower and ladders.
Client: SME Group
DATE: September 2018
Venue: Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records Bar, Restaurant and Lounge
Usain Bolt, the treble Olympic hero announced he would launch his first UK Tracks and Records restaurant near Liverpool Street Station in October 2018. The restaurant is split across two floors, with the restaurant on the ground floor and a large dance floor downstairs where reggae music and DJs provide guests with entertainment until the early hours. The management wanted to make sure the lighting would keep the space modern and chic whilst bringing in themes of Bolt’s Jamaican heritage.
For the restaurant and VIP areas, we kept the lighting in keeping with the wow factor and used backlighting on the chairs, tables and the bar. LED tape was added to illuminate the window frames for an extra sight in the already colourful restaurant. For the downstairs room, Halo proposed to create an LED pixel ceiling with checkered pattern that would change colour to create a fun and exciting space. Finally, Halo installed an LED flowing staircase in which each step lights up independently as if the lights were moving up or down the staircase.
Situated on the river Thames, by London Bridge, the restaurant opens onto one of the main walkways along the Thames and as such is a popular route for both tourists and locals. The restaurant wanted to liven up the outside seating area, so that it became more visible and more attractive, but with no cables to be seen.
Our team installed some uplighters into each of the flowerbeds and programmed to a very warm white colour. All cabling was hidden in the shrubbery before being routed through the flowerbeds and piping under the concrete. The installation took 3 full days.
The primary challenge was that due to the restaurant still being open for business, the lights had to be installed between 5 am and 10 am each day, in the middle of winter!
Client: Le Pont de la Tour
Venue: Le Pont de la Tour Restaurant, along the river Thames
Le Pont de la Tour is a restaurant overlooking Tower Bridge. They asked Halo to install some warm LED lighting into the coffers of the ceiling in the main restaurant room.
The ‘extremely’ warm colour requested by the Pont de la Tour (2200k) was bespoke and had to be specially made to fit the specification. Halo then installed the LED lighting, totally disguising the actual fixtures within the coffers. As the restaurant closes late and opens at 8am, the real challenge was for the installation team to work at night between 1am and 8am and ensure the site was cleared for business next day.