Bradford College builders promise lights show that will be seen for miles (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Sequenced show will run for a month
A projection at the £35 million Bradford College development is set to light up the city centre’s night sky from later this month.
The spectacular sequenced light show will be visible from three miles away from the new- build scheme and will be accompanied by an audio soundtrack.
The visual entertainment at the site will run from 5pm each night from Thursday, November 22, to Thursday, December 20.
The patterns and colours will be generated from the base of two tower cranes and projected upwards vertically as far as 39 metres. A seasonal goodwill message will be projected onto the gable end of the existing Kent building.
The initiative was dreamed up by BAM Construction who are re-developing the £35 million Great Horton Road campus for the college, together with West Yorkshire-based entertainment technical specialists Stage Management Company.
Peter Hargreaves, Stage Management Company’s head of production, said: “We are delighted to have created a fun twist on what is currently a building site and bring some glamour to central Bradford, creating something for the whole city to enjoy at Christmas time.”
The light show will be created through computerised lighting control software.
Dominic Makohin, senior project surveyor for BAM, said: “For BAM, a construction project is much more than just a building, it is a chance to do a range of other things for an area too.
“That means trying to bring local benefits for the economy and for the community.”
The new build Bradford College is due to complete in summer 2014.
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