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Braunstone Hall renovation 2 – architectural illumination and video spec underway

Planning and preparation work underway at historic hall

Work is underway with the transformation of the previously derelict Braunstone Hall in Leicestershire. 

Naresh Parmar is transforming the grade II listed building into a boutique hotel, will rename the historic building Winstanley House, after the family who built it in 1775.

SES Technical have been on site right from the early stages of the project, providing lighting design and consultancy services, leading to the installation of an impressive and cutting edge array of lighting, audio and audio visual facilities.

Low energy LED lighting

A variety of 6000, 4000 and 3200 k colour temperature white light fittings are being trialed and subsequently specified. The colour “temperature” can make a huge difference not only to the amount of illumination that is provided to a facility, but also defines the amount of pure white, yellow, red and blue in the light provided.

In addition, a number of full colour colour selectable LED fittings are being assessed for the internal areas – and what will prove to be the highly impressive architectural illumination of the building.

At this stage, as part of the first fix, all the required electrical cabling is being specified and installed.

Audio visual capabilities

The video side of the project will be supported with Kramer cabling switching and infrastructures.

Audio will be required throughout the facility – and will feature both local and overall master control. Category (Cat) 6 cabling is being deployed throughout, having the advantages of benefiting from a more stringent specification for crosstalk and system noise than Cat 5, whilst still being backwards compatible.

Historic significance

“Braunstone Hall was built in 1776 for Clement Winstanley by a local architect and builder William Oldman (later Lord Mayor of Leicester)”, according to the British Listed Buildings website. “The hall was built on a rise overlooking Charnwood Forest and set in 100 acres of parkland.”

Further information

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