Power and Lighting Design: Corn Exchange Cinema, Kings Lynn

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Case Study Description

In 2020, The Corn Exchange in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, invested in a project to change their upstairs foyer into a two-screen cinema. There were also renovations to the ground floor foyer and toilets, to give the building a great new feature entrance for visitors.

Alongside McFarlane Latter Architects and Phelan Construction, we were asked to help design and install a complete electrical package for the works. This included new sub-mains and distribution works, small power, lighting design and control, fire alarm and data cabling.

We installed a specialist scene-setting RAKO lighting system, which allows the lighting to interact seamlessly with the cinema system, to control light levels automatically for different parts of the film. The system controls the downlights, blue LED strip wall lights and RGBW LED strip cove lights, to give a great ambient lighting experience within the two cinemas.

We also installed external lighting to illuminate the external facade of the listed Corn Exchange building. With the use of Gap Lighting’s Smart Sync wireless technology, the front facade RGBW floodlights can change colour with the touch of a button. Each light is able to change its colour independently of the others.

New sub-mains distribution, complete with sub-circuits, were installed to provide ample power for mechanical, small power and lighting installations. The whole installation was then fully inspected, tested, and certified to meet current regulations.

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