The Largest LED Ceiling in Europe

The transformation of Manchester’s landmark leisure scheme, Printworks, has been revealed following a £21M refurbishment.

The centrepiece is a new 1,000m² LED ceiling - the largest in Europe - covering the scheme’s internal streets. Created by digital transformation specialists ADI, this innovative media architecture integrates with lighting, audio and creative content to deliver an awe-inspiring experience that evolves from day to night. Responding to evolving leisure trends with the creation of a unique technology-led experience, owner DTZ Investors has delivered a true world of entertainment with a fully immersive and interactive environment, on a scale not found elsewhere in the UK. The overall refurbishment has been designed by Glasgow based architects CDA.

Comprising over 10,720,900 pixels and around 115 metres in length, the spectacular digital ceiling allows the ambience inside Printworks to continually transform to suit varying audiences, align with live events, and brand activations taking place.

The screen itself features a new fire-rated LED product developed by ADI to pass the highest safety standards. The MTF range – a next generation lightweight and slimline product - was designed specifically with interior architectural applications in mind. Having undergone stringent fire testing, it’s believed to be the world’s only LED module to meet the BSEN 13501-1 classification.

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