The Pierhead is a unique visitor, events and conference venue for the people of Wales. An historic Grade One listed building, it has stood proud for over 113 years of Cardiff Bay’s unique and varied history. The Pierhead was completed in 1897, incorporating a French-Gothic Renaissance theme. It boasts hexagonal chimneys, gargoyles and a clock tower lovingly dubbed ‘The Welsh Big Ben’. The exterior is finished in glazed terracotta blocks supplied at the end of the 19th century by JC Edwards & Co.
For our work on the lighting, the National Assembly wanted to bring progressive simplicity to the ornate décor. We manufactured a series of painted steel ring pendants for the hall, complete with glass panels, and wired to take dimmable, compact fluorescent lamps & emergency packs.