Park Lane Mall Refurbishment, Meadowhall
Meadowhall, one of only six super-regional shopping centres in the UK, houses 1.4 million sq ft of prime retail and leisure space on the site of a former steelworks and attracts over 25 million shoppers a year.
In conjunction with The Harris Partnership, who provided the interior design, BDP Lighting redesigned the feature and functional lighting elements to create an enhanced retail environment for both the retailers and customers. BDP worked for British Land to to provide a complete lighting design service for the mall.
The new lighting scheme introduces a considered hierarchy of light, from the low level pilaster luminaire up through the chandeliers to the lit roof structure.
Elements of contrast and sparkle have been added to create a more visually interesting and inspiring space.
One of the most striking features are the eight chandelier sculptures which have been installed along the mall with another at the upper level mall entrance. Illuminated by precise narrow beam LED luminaire light projectors, each installation ‘rains’ down from the glazed roof. From a distance they appear as intricately detailed lighting blocks and from close up they look like spiralling, falling leaves.
More than 10,000 pieces of polished stainless steel, clear acrylic and frosted acrylic were suspended on ultra-thin wires which were further enhanced by 20,000 clear crystals.