Back in 2009, Hoist UK were contacted by CBL Projects Installations & Maintenance to provide a solution for a discrete lighting and banner rig utilising their pilewind winches and radio control system in a very high-profile launch of an exciting new fashion outlet in Regent Street, London.
Working with CBL and the American shop designers, Hoist UK were asked to provide a flexible system of lighting ladders and banners for use high above the store which could not only span the two open glass skylights but also provide the same lighting to the underneath of the flat roof between skylights without having the operating mechanism in sight.
Hoist UK achieved this by housing three multi line winches behind a facia at the top of the storefront and with some clever use of diversion and drop pulleys were able to route the electrical cabling and steel wire rope cabling along the existing roof members to provide a workable and aesthetically pleasing installation.
The project utilised Hoist UK’s LX ladder to provide a fully load rated suspended bar meeting the British Standard BS7906 and suitable for suspending loads above people without the requirement for secondary safety devices. The ladders and pulleys where designed specifically to suit the store with the use of a white polymer for the actual pulleys and powder coated to match the existing decorative finish.
"This project was a great demonstration of the discreet capabilities of our entertainment range. The client needed a solution that allowed light to be shone into a specific area of the shop, without blocking the natural light allowed into the building via a skylight. The LX ladder proved to be the perfect lighting equipment solution, with white powder coating to match the shops existing decorative finish, increasing its discreteness."