UK - Northern Light has recently completed design and installation work at Mareel - Shetland's new music, cinema and creative industries centre.

Located in Lerwick and due to open in late summer, Mareel boasts a live performance auditorium, two cinema screens, rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, education and training spaces, a digital media production suite, broadcast facilities and a café bar area.

Northern Light was called upon to provide specialist design and installation of wiring and containment across the whole building to enable the lighting, sound, communications, paging and production cabling to operate as planned.

The scope of work completed by Northern Light included the supply, installation and connection of all the production lighting distribution and control cabling, as well as the supply and installation of all the sound, communications, paging and production network cabling. In addition, the company installed the ETC Sensor dimming racks and the working light control cabling. Finally, Northern Light designed, supplied and installed wiring containment within both cinemas and containment within the main auditorium.

Colin Cuthbert, managing director of Northern Light, said: "The extensive experience of the Northern Light team in designing and installing cabling infrastructure systems for professional theatres made us an obvious choice to help bring the vision for Mareel to fruition. With the bulk of our work taking place in England, Wales and Ireland, it was great to work on such an important project on our home turf. Mareel promises to provide the Shetland Isles with a fantastic new arts centre, offering an extremely varied programme of film, live music and other performances."

(Jim Evans)

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