LITE is very proud to have worked in conjunction with Lumenpulse and Arup lighting to have delivered the full turnkey solution for the new external dynamic architectural lighting for the iconic Royal Liver building in Liverpool. Arup lighting in Manchester led by Lauren Blow, created a dramatic conceptual scheme which was then developed through a set of on-site lighting trials until the final design was signed off prior to order.
Working closely with the building management CBRE, a lighting scheme was designed and the installation process began. A team of rope access and electrical engineers carried out a very testing and demanding installation over a 6 week period followed by extensive testing and commissioning of the dynamic lighting shows devised by Arup. In total, upwards of 400 Lumenpulse RGBW DMX controlled luminaires were installed to illuminate key architectural features of the four facades of the building, narrow beam luminaires were chosen to highlight the buildings cornice creating a dramatic effect. The fixtures are controlled by a Pharos LPC controller enabling the colour to be adjusted dependant on the occasion.
Tailored lighting illuminates the exterior of this globally recognised landmark to celebrate the launch of Flight, River of Lights festival, shortly followed by the Remembrance Day display, designed by Arup Lighting which depicted a collection of scenes in a five minute display in a fitting tribute to our ‘fallen heroes.’
Standing over 320ft tall over 13 floors, the Grade I listed building overlooks the River Mersey at its waterfront location on the Pier head. Originally constructed in 1907 and opening in 1908, the building was originally designed to provide offices for the 6000 employees of the Royal Liver Group. Now, in 2019, its doors are open for the public exhibition RLB360 which includes a tower tour for local visitors and international tourists.
The Royal Liver Building