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Showtec Design Portfolio

Below is an overview of some of our recent design and build projects.

Alternatively, details of our technology portfolio can be seen here

If you would like any more information on any of these installations, feel free to contact us.

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Tahiko, Isle of Man - Click for More Details

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Full Design, Sound, Lighting, LEDs

Situated on the main promenade in Douglas, beneath the Palace Hotel & Casino, Colours Nightclub was a cross between a sports bar and club with no real identity. Our aim was to completely refurbish the venue giving it a new lease of life.

Featuring two individual rooms each with its own dramatic style, an impressive lighting and sound system and custom furniture and wall coverings.


Bohemia, Brighton - Click for More Details

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Full Design, Build & Refurbishment, Sound, Lighting, A/V, CCTV, Video Mapping, LEDs

Opened in February 2012, Bohemia was transformed from a run down nightclub into a luxurious grand cafe and late lounge. The venue was completely designed, built and fitted out by Showtec, from the construction of new mezzanine floors to the high tech exterior video mapping as shown in the video to the left.

Bohemia features Funktion One sound, two video mapping systems, a mirrored LED wall, bespoke backlit Champagne bottle frames and many other quirky design features, making this venue stand out and wow its customers.


A Bar, Brighton - Click for More Details

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Full design & build, electrical, plumbing, decorating, sound, lighting, visual, signage & bar equipment

Located on Brighton's seafront, overlooking the Palace Pier, the A Bar is part of the award winning Amsterdam Hotel. Last renovated in 2005, the bar and restaurant area was in need of a new look to bring it up to date and in line with current trends. Head of the Showtec design and build team, Paul Craig, was enlisted to come up with a suitable plan for the venue with various design features and ideas.

Using moulded sheets of textured decorative laminate, combined with a series of colour changing LEDs, we were able to turn the unsightly central pillars into a design feature. Various sections of wall in the seating area were also covered in the textured laminate, creating a warm and unique feel to areas of the room. Combined with custom made tables, chairs and bench seating, an overall feeling of comfort and luxury emanates from the bar.

A series of plasma and LCD screens were fitted around the venue, each with a custom built surround. The bar back was then fitted with gold frames designed to create a eye catching bottle display area. Each frame was fitted with LEDs to illuminate the products on display.

Lava Lanes, Stanmore - Click for More Details

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Full design & build, electrical, plumbing, decorating, sound, lighting, visual, bowling lanes, signage, kitchen & bar equipment

Most people consider a bowling alley to be a family oriented place with games machines, pool tables, burger bars and kids play areas, but Lava Lanes has strived to offer something different. With a fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar alongside the ten pin bowling, Lava Lanes provides a unique combination of luxury surroundings and entertainment in one.

Showtec was enlisted to run the project from the initial design stages, through to the consruction, decorating and opening of the venue. After many meetings and discussions with the customer, our design team put together a package for the complete project, covering all aspects of the venue. Our construction team then started work on what was then an almost empty shell, with electricians, plumbers and builders all coordinated together by our project manager.

Overall, Lava Lanes offers a very high standard of entertainment to its customers, with a bowling experience that is second to none. This is a great example of how new design ideas can be put into great effect to produce a simply stunning venue.

Karma, Brighton Marina - Click for More Details

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Video Mapping & A/V System

We were asked to visit Karma Bar in Brighton Marina to design a new visual system to tie in for the re-launch the venue was planning. With the employment of new DJs, the venue wanted to add a system which would be able to display the actions within the DJ box, while also creating a huge focal point with something people had never seen before.

It was decided that a large wooden carving on Karma Brighton's East wall would be the focal point of the system. At nearly 6m wide and 2m high, the carving offered a perfect base for us to work with in creating the fantastic projector video effect.

The whole system would be split into two sections, both based on the carving. The first part was to integrate four plasma screens into the carving. The four windows/cut outs in the carving would be the location of the four screens, but in order to fill these we had to use four 42" plasma screens rotated into portrait to get the best out of them.

The second phase was the video mapping system. This involved fitting two 3500 ansi lumen projectors to project onto the carving. By hiding the projectors it gives the impression that during the day the carving is nothing more than a feature on the wall, but at night it appears to quite literally "come alive" as shown in the video on the left.