New era for Belfast icon
Bedford House is a building with a long history. Located in Bedford Street in the heart of Belfast, it suffered a heavy toll during Northern Ireland’s darker days. The iconic building’s prominent central location resulted in it being bombed more than twenty times during the troubles.
Times have changed.
Bedford House has recently undergone an extensive redevelopment, with the building’s main lobby being expanded and completely transformed. The redevelopment has been led by Desmond Gilpin, the chairman of the building’s owners – Ulster Estates. Desmond’s vision was to strengthen the building’s status as Belfast’s premium commercial and retail hub. Legato are honoured and proud to have been involved in the transformation.
In mid 2015, work got underway on the redevelopment of the reception area and new expresso Bar. Legato were asked to develop a 2-storey ultra high definition (UHD) visual video wall that would capture attention and provide a platform to view stunning media content and live television. We were also asked to produce content layout templates and UHD content that would allow Bedford House to maximise the visual impact of the new system. We got to work…
Bedford House’s incredible new video wall is a 4 metre by 2 metre installation, created using UHD panels with a joint bezel of just 3.5mm. Using our bespoke software, we display 7 megapixels worth of stunning imagery on the one-of-a-kind video wall. Bedford House make excellent use of their system, showing live television, news, weather and financial information, a large round clock and ultra high definition imagery of landscapes, nature and of the building itself. They use the wall to display welcome messages for new tenants and visitors at events and they show seasonal messages at Christmas. They’ve even used the wall to display a huge fish tank, as well as an ultra high definition log fire on cold days!
Bedford House came to us with requirements that were both imaginative and unique. Their aim was to create a lobby and cafe space of the highest quality and they wanted an amazing video wall to match. We’ve relished the opportunity that Bedford House have provided us with. We’ve enjoyed working with them and we’re proud to have provided them with one of the most stunning video walls in the UK.
- Custom built UHD digital media player
- 14 x Samsung 46" UHD 3.5 mm bezel monitors
- 1 x Samsung 55" UHD 3.5 mm bezel monitor
- Multi function Ultra HD content creation
- On going support