Hall For Cornwall is a thriving theatre in the heart of Truro, which stages everything from classical to rock concerts, and musicals to drama productions.
The building which houses the charity was built in 1846 from Carn Brea granite and is Grade II* listed, so any alterations to the exterior of the building are stringently controlled.
Simon Crick, Deputy General Manager explains the two main projects TEE have worked on:
“When Hall For Cornwall installed architectural lighting on the outside of the theatre, our Grade II* listed building status meant that the work had to be done to strict guidelines. Having secured planning permission for a design by Chris Watts utilising a low energy LED product from specialist manufacturers GDS, TEE won the contract to install and did so to a very high standard, working closely with the designer, and with respect to the building.
“When more recently the securing of a grant enabled us to tackle the replacement of some of the lighting inside the building we turned to TEE again. This time they worked closely with us developing the project and helping to source suitable low energy replacements and to implement their use in innovative ways – again LED lighting was used extensively, this time combined with microwave sensors in many areas. The results have been significant reductions in electricity use and once again we have been impressed with TEE’s work.
“We hope to be extending the lighting work inside the theatre and look forward to working with TEE again to build on the achievements so far.”