Category: Restaurants

Tracks and Records

Client:   SME Group 

DATE: September 2018

Venue: Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records Bar, Restaurant and Lounge

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

The Brief: 

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.  

 

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

The Installation: 

For the restaurant and VIP areaswe kept the lighting in keeping with the wow factor and used backlighting on the chairstables 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. 

Le Pont de la Tour

Client:   Le Pont de la Tour 

Date: ?? 

 Venue:  Le Pont de la Tour Restaurant, along the river Thames 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brief:  

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 Installation:  

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. 

Sushi Samba

The Brief

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.’

The installation

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 Challenges

The high winds during the installation period made it quite challenging as our technicians were working on a Scaff tower and ladders.

Cantine del Ponte

The Brief

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.

The Installation

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 Challenges

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!