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Out and About Sill UK


MediaCityUK Manchester, UK


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Developing a Creative Community


Sill helps to shine a light on the digital age at MediaCityUK.


MediaCityUK, a new development in Manchester, is set to become the location of many companies involved in the digital industries. The new creative hub is already being called home by a major amenity lighting scheme by Sill UK. This iconic new development cost over £650 million in total, and is already home to the BBC, ITV, Coronation Street and The University of Salford, meaning the location plays a vital role in shaping the media industry today. A total of 330 of Sill’s 021 Mini Power


Projectors with 140w cosmopolis lamps were selected as the core technology behind the amenity lighting. These have been used in various capacities throughout the space, demonstrating the flexibility of Sill’s products and the creativity of the designers. Triple-head units were fixed to an extended control gear profile, and these were wall-mounted to the multi-storey car park and column-mounted for indirect light via secondary reflectors. A number of tapered columns topped with RGB LED finials supported 5 021 projectors used at the MediaCityUK project, with the added capacity for ‘plug and play’ entertainment lighting. Sill designed each of the 75 reflectors and 85 columns used in the project. Another aspect of the MediaCityUK


project required the use of 30 141 LED projectors from Sill, each with 36 LED lamps. These were used to provide the


perfect lighting to wash the façade of a 12- storey office block. Sill was delighted that their products were specified throughout this project by lighting designers Pinniger. “Pinniger called upon Sill’s manufacturing expertise to help create something unique that would tie in with the site-wide colour change lighting. Sill manufactured bespoke tapered rolled conical columns crowned with colour changing finials that were paired with their 021 projectors. We have a good relationship with Sill Lighting as they consistently deliver specials to our exacting standards,” comments Nick Harrison, Lighting Designer at Pinniger. MediaCityUK has been built to develop an exciting and sustainable environment for creative companies to work, study and live. The area also features one of the biggest HD studio developments in Europe, 400 apartments, a Holiday Inn and a brand new tram stop in the heart of a spectacular five-acre piazza.


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