The CIBSE Journal has featured an article by Daniel Howes from SGA Consulting, on the Depot Cinema in Lewes.
SGA were the Mechanical and Electrical Engineers for the project, which converted a former brewery depot into a three-screen community cinema. The article focuses on some of the challenges faced by the design team. These included lighting the exterior of a building in an area classed as intrinsically dark, the solution to which included consultation with a ranger from the South Downs National Park Authority to ensure that the colour temperature of the external lighting was fauna friendly. There is also discussion of the passive measures used to minimise the environmental impact of the new cinema, including careful specification of the curtain-wall glazing and the use of horizontal brise soleil to supply the correct amount of shading.
The full article can be read here.