Applelec LED Light Sheet was specified to bring illumination to the newly renovated office complex, 55 Colmore Row as part of the £30 million refurbishment project of the Grade II listed building.
Nestled in the heart of Birmingham’s bustling business district IM Properties worked alongside AHR Architecture and Building Consultancy to carry out the extensive refurbishment work, whose designs created a seamless blend of tradition and technology resulting in the building being awarded a Grade A office and BREEAM Excellent rating for the sought-after address.
Upon entering 55 Colmore Row, a dramatic and beautiful reception area is revealed. Set within the grand banking hall, the decorative architecture of the high, ornate ceilings and baroque walls are juxtaposed with stylish, modern lighting design with halo luminaires and architectural lighting schemes.
Delivering an impressive lit feature piece in the heart of the banking hall is the bespoke, illuminated reception desk. Created from Applelec LED Light Sheet, curved light panels were engineered to wrap around the fascia of the desk, achieving a prominent and memorable focal point. Producing powerful and even illumination, the panels were integrated with opal acrylic to soften the light, creating a smooth and gently diffused effect.