An empty 1970’s warehouse in Leicester’s cultural quarter has been restored and transformed into a bespoke facility for printmaking with help from Eaton Electrical. The old warehouse on St George Street has been converted into a printing studio for artists and the public to use.
The Midlands centre for fine art printmaking had outgrown their previous premises and wanted to move closer to the local community. Eaton Electrical were approached with the task of turning the unused warehouse into a creative workspace – the work included management, creating the space, and installing purpose designed lighting and electrical systems.
Eaton’s design planned to keep the industrial feel of the warehouse and draw upon the buildings key features. Industrial specific electrical systems were installed included; galvanised trunking & conduit containment; low energy factory style lighting; main distribution; fire, intruder, and DDA systems.
The lighting which was implemented was done so to fit with the purpose of the project – bright lighting with good colour rendering for the production of artwork and intra red lighting for the darkrooms. Low energy systems were also fitted which included T5 lighting and occupancy controls.
Eaton Electrical kept in close contact with the customer throughout the project – meaning that we were able to make a number of amendments to the design which altered as the project progressed.
A spokesperson for the Leicester Print Workshop commented “The whole team from contracts manager through to the electricians were informed, friendly and helpful. We found Eaton to be flexible and responsive to our requirements as we developed ideas and reviewed options. Eaton provided an excellent service.”
The result of the project was a fit for purpose creative space, suitably designed lighting and mechanical services to provide adequate heating and ventilation for a comfortable working environment.