The refurbished car park re-opened to the public in October which has been welcomed by local businesses and the public with its clean, modern facilities. View the Blackpool Gazette article.

Lighting designers Sutton Vane Associates designed the interactive lighting system that runs along the north east corner facing Blackpool North rail station. The system responds to text messages containing the words such as red, orange, blue, green and surprise. “Surprise is, well, a surprise, with lots of colours and movement,” explains director Mark Sutton Vane, “we have made this car park into a work of light art that is appropriate for Blackpool”.

The project is shortlisted in the public building category for the Lighting Design Awards where the winners will be announced in March 2014.

Associate Tom Houston recently discussed the challenges working with one of Britain’s oldest multi-storeys in the November issue of Parking Review. View the article here.

Images credit: Andy Barton