Monday, 26 March 2001
Coe-tech has supplied Harpenden-based installation and AV company Promedia Systems, with 1200m of Poly Optic ‘Polybright’ side-emitting fibre as phase one of an architectural lighting scheme for the exciting Millennium Point project in Birmingham. This will be one of the largest fibre-optic installations in Europe. Opening in September 2001, the £114 million development will house an important new Technology Innovation Centre, where the main attraction will be the Discovery Centre, an interactive science centre dealing with past, present and future technologies. Part government-, part privately-funded, Millennium Point is being driven by Birmingham City Council, the University of Central England and, for the private sector, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Promedia is designing, project managing and commissioning the installation of the fibre optic system and by the time Millennium Point opens in September 2001, Coe-tech is scheduled to have supplied Promedia with over three kilometres of fibre if phase two completes. The initial fibre delivery from Coe-tech is being used for the South Elevation of the building - on both interior and exterior. The second delivery - another 1200 metres - will be utilised in wrapping the site’s IMAX Theatre.