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DETAILS [drawing board] The latest exciting works in progress from the world’s most imaginative designers.


FAX OF LIFE The Piece Hall, a Halifax landmark for over 230 years, is a unique Grade 1 listed Georgian masterpiece. Happold Lighting, working closely with LDN Architects and Gillespies (landscape architects), is re- lighting the building and public square, which is due to complete on site in 2015. Lighting is being integrated into new hard- scape details, such as benches, stairs and terraces across the space. The building colonnades will be internally lit by LED floodlighting to assist with maintenance, and selected areas of the façades will be illuminated from ground recessed uplights and discreetly mounteed spotlights to reveal the historical importance of the building details.


Originally built to provide a spectacular marketplace for Halifax’s hugely successful trade in cloth and taking up the space of a football pitch, the building is currently home to a host of shops, cafes and an art gallery. The lighting aims to enliven the space at night and extend the current use making it a vibrant hub for evening events in the centre of Halifax. www.happoldlighting.com


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