Spotlight, a new £7 million centre for young people in East London, will stand out from the rest in more ways than one thanks to the innovative 'dimple' cladding from Ash & Lacy.
Spotlight is a “world-class youth centre” being built by Poplar HARCA to serve young people across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The £7 million centre will house a state-of-the-art multi-purpose performance space, a multi-room recording studio, a digital media suite as well as boxing and sports facilities when it opens later this year.
Creativity is the heartbeat of Spotlight and creates the foundation to develop the best programmes and opportunities for young people so a building design to compliment this was key.
Situated right next to the Langdon Park DLR station, the exterior design with concave and convex shapes gives the building a strikingly modern feel and the combination of these shapes as the light reflects gives a constantly changing appearance. The Ash & Lacy Ashtech rainscreen panels were produced in Alucobond ACM with a duo-tone paint finish and are fixed onto Ash & Lacy's proprietary fully adjustable aluminium support framework.