Built in the 1930’s, Bottle Alley in Hastings was designed to allow visitors and local residents the ability to promenade undercover in poor weather conditions. Over the years, the 500 metre two-tier structure created from concrete and panels of reclaimed coloured glass had fallen into disrepair, so Hastings Borough Council set about to rejuvenate Bottle Alley as part of their visionary regeneration plan for the seafront area.
With LASER’s help, Hastings Borough Council, wanted to install a new decorative lighting assembly to replace the current dilapidated lighting that had corroded and broken. LASER’s LED team recommended a supplier of specialist colour changing LED lighting which can be procured via LASER’s OJEU compliant framework. The colour changing lighting for the whole length of Bottle Alley is programmable to create different light displays and can be synchronised to music to create wonderful light and sound demonstrations.
After a thorough evaluation of drawings, materials, costs and technical specifications, the project was started in October 2017 and was fully completed within six weeks. Over the course of the installation 6 ft twin T12 fluorescent fittings were replaced with a 500 metre length of LED lights. The new fittings were placed in a new purpose built stainless steel enclosure designed to resist the harsh environment and the installation covers the exact same space the old fittings occupied so no damage was caused to the 1930’s glass panels.
On 25th November, Bottle Alley was launched to the public with a 30 minute light spectacle to local councillors, businesses and residents. LASER’s Head of Energy Management attended the event alongside LASER’s Energy Director and LED Development Manager Joseph Stewart. Joseph stated “This was a really great project to be involved in, I’m proud that we have pulled together a team to help support Hastings Borough Council deliver this part of their vision for the seafront regeneration, Hastings is a great town to visit and I believe this project has made it even better’”
Cllr Kim Forward, lead councillor for regeneration and culture, also stated “The council would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and commitment to this project. It is an absolutely magical walk along the beach that can be enjoyed year round.”
For more information about how LASER can help change your organisation’s outside spaces please contact our LED lighting team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joseph Stewart on 07715051748.