Barry Island, Western Shelter

    Barry, Wales, United Kingdom

    Photo Credits: LITE Architectural

    Dynamic light brings new life to a historic landmark

    Constructed in 1923 as part of Barry Island’s transformation into a popular seaside resort, the Barry Island Western Shelter is a historic building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. A tall one-story concrete structure, the shelter spans the seafront promenade and includes nine bays, each divided by a pair of Tuscan columns.

    Simon Fenoulhet was appointed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to design new lighting for the updated building. Color Kinetics Certified System Integrator, LITE Ltd, was brought into the project to specify the solutions and technologies needed to achieve the design and worked closely with Simon to realize his vision.

    The new lighting solution highlights the building’s curved colonnade, bringing it to life as a prominent feature every evening with a range of light patterns using Color Kinetics Burst Powercore luminaires. The light show displays a spectrum of color that moves from one end of the shelter to the other, depending on pedestrian movement at either end. It also features a two-color pattern that moves across the 55 m (180 ft) façade. The control system enables 4G remote access.

    The new and improved building was launched with great fanfare and has even been featured in a holiday episode of the popular Gavin and Stacey TV show. 

    Project credits


    Vale of Glamorgan Council


    Lighting Designer:

    Simon Fenoulhet



    Application Support:

    LITE Ltd





    Public Engagement:

    Tom Goddard


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