The Hospital Club, the private members’ club and creative arts venue in London’s Covent Garden, has unveiled the Oak Room, a new 100-capacity live performance and showcase space, which includes GLP impression fixtures.
Designed by the award-winning Russell Sage Studio, the Oak Room will serve up an eclectic range of outstanding entertainment for members, from DJs and live performances (featuring some of the UK’s best music acts) to high-end comedy, cabaret and jazz nights.
Lighting suppliers, Richard Martin Lighting (RML) have supplied an all GLP impression solution, equipping the room with 12 of their special chrome GLP impression 90’s. At the same time, key music events will be recorded for broadcast through select media partners.
Said RML’s Gemma Jaques, “I opted to use the impressions because in the initial planning meeting the interior designers wanted something that looked aesthetically pleasing and worked with their plans for the room.
“Because of the room’s low ceiling height the units needed to be LED and relatively small. We were free to use whatever fixtures we thought were the most appropriate in our inventory — and that was clearly our special chrome impression 90. The RGB heads were originally commissioned specifically for television use — but the aesthetic was perfect for the Oak Room. “It’s important that the fixture is seen as a visual effect in its own right as well as what it can do as a color changing wash,” continued Gemma.
Aside from its compact size attributes, thanks to its 90 Luxeon K2 high performance LEDs (30 per color), the impression 90 reaches a light output that is higher than a washlight with a 575W discharge lamp while it can pan through 660° in 2 seconds, with 300° of tilt.
In addition, GLP impression series heads are virtually silent running, have no heat dissipation and boast extremely low power requirement.
Stated Dom Munroe, Head of Event Operations, “The versatility and high output of GLP’s impression lights not only offer us enormous color-changing flexibility from a wide palette, but being compact and lightweight they are easy to rig and economical to run and maintain. With the wide range of acts that we are presenting in the Oak Room this is just the kind of versatility that we wanted.”
And CEO, Sue Walter, added, “It is not often a new event space opens in Central London which has literally never been seen before. The Oak Room will be integral to The Hospital Club’s ethos of showcasing and supporting emerging talent. We are excited to have secured such a diverse range of new and established acts from the beginning, and we will continue to give members, artists and guests a uniquely Hospital Club experience.”