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Weymouth Promenade Lighting

Community Exhibition

Everyone from the Weymouth community is invited to an exhibition of the proposed seafront lighting concept. The new scheme can be programmed to display colourful patterns of light to celebrate Weymouth’s unique location, activities and natural rhythms. Your ideas and comments from this exhibition will be fed into the final detailed designs.

The exhibition will be held at Weymouth Library on

Friday 18th May 10am - 5pm

& Saturday 19th May 9am - 4pm

If you can't come along in person, you can see the exhibition material here on this page until Thursday 24th May.

Take a look at the video below to see the different coloured patterns of light that the design can be programmed to display. Then go to the bottom of this page to the 'Exhibition' tab and tell us your ideas and comments about the design.


Where are we now?

May 2018 – Community exhibition of the proposed lighting concept for the Weymouth community to share their ideas and comments.

After the exhibition, Tonkin Liu will incorporate the community feedback where possible, and work up their detailed designs for submission for planning consent in Summer 2018. Once planning consent is secured and appropriate contractors are in place, final installation of the scheme is planned for Spring 2019.

April 2018Art Studio Tonkin Liu appointed to design the new lighting scheme. To follow on from last years’ community engagement, Tonkin Liu's concept was developed further based on feedback gathered during engagement events with schools and a range of community stakeholders with a variety of interests and viewpoints who worked to develop and influence the designs presented at the community exhibition.

Who are Tonkin Liu?

Tonkin Liu are an award-winning studio with a wealth of experience in creating beautiful lighting schemes in British seaside towns and cities. They showed a great interest in the natural rhythms, heritage and culture of Weymouth when designing their initial concept. Their concept carefully takes into account the community’s aspirations, and works well with the technical constraints of the site.

Tonkin Liu's initial design concept achieves a colourful, affordable, environmentally-friendly design, which uses modern technology to sit comfortably within the context of Weymouth seafront’s Georgian and Victorian architecture.

To find out more about Tonkin Liu, visit their website http://www.tonkinliu.co.uk/

Background

The Weymouth Promenade Lighting project will create an artist-designed lighting scheme along Weymouth promenade to provide a welcoming atmosphere for evening strollers, improve views towards Weymouth Bay and enhance the night-time image of the town and seafront. The scheme's design will be based upon the aspirations of the local community and will create a new, exciting, attractive visual aesthetic to complement the existing lighting scheme, both by day and night.

The project aims to unify three different 'character zones' of the promenade and to draw people along the promenade and out along the footway along the north side of the 'Pavilion' peninsula. The character zones are from Greenhill to the Pier Bandstand (zone 1), from the Pier Bandstand to the end of the Esplanade (zone 2), then from the end of the Esplanade to end of the 'Pavilion peninsula (zone 3).


Community Exhibition

Everyone from the Weymouth community is invited to an exhibition of the proposed seafront lighting concept. The new scheme can be programmed to display colourful patterns of light to celebrate Weymouth’s unique location, activities and natural rhythms. Your ideas and comments from this exhibition will be fed into the final detailed designs.

The exhibition will be held at Weymouth Library on

Friday 18th May 10am - 5pm

& Saturday 19th May 9am - 4pm

If you can't come along in person, you can see the exhibition material here on this page until Thursday 24th May.

Take a look at the video below to see the different coloured patterns of light that the design can be programmed to display. Then go to the bottom of this page to the 'Exhibition' tab and tell us your ideas and comments about the design.


Where are we now?

May 2018 – Community exhibition of the proposed lighting concept for the Weymouth community to share their ideas and comments.

After the exhibition, Tonkin Liu will incorporate the community feedback where possible, and work up their detailed designs for submission for planning consent in Summer 2018. Once planning consent is secured and appropriate contractors are in place, final installation of the scheme is planned for Spring 2019.

April 2018Art Studio Tonkin Liu appointed to design the new lighting scheme. To follow on from last years’ community engagement, Tonkin Liu's concept was developed further based on feedback gathered during engagement events with schools and a range of community stakeholders with a variety of interests and viewpoints who worked to develop and influence the designs presented at the community exhibition.

Who are Tonkin Liu?

Tonkin Liu are an award-winning studio with a wealth of experience in creating beautiful lighting schemes in British seaside towns and cities. They showed a great interest in the natural rhythms, heritage and culture of Weymouth when designing their initial concept. Their concept carefully takes into account the community’s aspirations, and works well with the technical constraints of the site.

Tonkin Liu's initial design concept achieves a colourful, affordable, environmentally-friendly design, which uses modern technology to sit comfortably within the context of Weymouth seafront’s Georgian and Victorian architecture.

To find out more about Tonkin Liu, visit their website http://www.tonkinliu.co.uk/

Background

The Weymouth Promenade Lighting project will create an artist-designed lighting scheme along Weymouth promenade to provide a welcoming atmosphere for evening strollers, improve views towards Weymouth Bay and enhance the night-time image of the town and seafront. The scheme's design will be based upon the aspirations of the local community and will create a new, exciting, attractive visual aesthetic to complement the existing lighting scheme, both by day and night.

The project aims to unify three different 'character zones' of the promenade and to draw people along the promenade and out along the footway along the north side of the 'Pavilion' peninsula. The character zones are from Greenhill to the Pier Bandstand (zone 1), from the Pier Bandstand to the end of the Esplanade (zone 2), then from the end of the Esplanade to end of the 'Pavilion peninsula (zone 3).


  • Exhibition

    Welcome to the exhibition of the new lighting concept proposed for the seafront designed by Tonkin Liu.  The design celebrates the sweep of the bay and unifies the three areas of the seafront; the peninsula, the main esplanade and Greenhill.

    Before leaving your comments here please watch the video at the top of this page showing animations of the new lighting concept.

    The new scheme can be programmed to display colourful patterns of light that incorporate Weymouth’s unique location, activities and natural rhythms.  


    Welcome to the exhibition of the new lighting concept proposed for the seafront designed by Tonkin Liu.  The design celebrates the sweep of the bay and unifies the three areas of the seafront; the peninsula, the main esplanade and Greenhill.

    Before leaving your comments here please watch the video at the top of this page showing animations of the new lighting concept.

    The new scheme can be programmed to display colourful patterns of light that incorporate Weymouth’s unique location, activities and natural rhythms.  


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