£40m Refurb at Fairfield Halls

Following an incredible £40m refurbishment, South London’s largest arts centre, Fairfield Halls, returns as a much needed major venue for the community.


The GDS Special Projects team worked closely with engineering firm Max Fordham, to supply the custom lighting system MirrorLight in the dressing rooms and retrofit fittings to ensure they were in keeping with the period of the building.

GDS Head of Production, Richard Dyer, said “There was nothing on the market that could provide the perfect solution needed for the dressing room areas, particularly for theatrical make up applications. The Mirror Light was designed to be dimmable and emit light with a low glare so that it was comfortable to use and sit in front of. An even distribution of light was essential in the product design, to guarantee there were no hard shadows. The Mirror Light is an excellent mimic for natural sunlight.”

“Working with Max Fordham, we were able to collaboratively explore what the dressing room areas required. All of our design drawings and renders were regularly shared and discussed to ensure the best solution was manufactured for Fairfield Halls.


“The Mirror Light can be mounted to the surrounds of mirrors in dressing rooms and backstage areas. They have custom aluminium extrusion and an opal frosted diffusion with a high quality 90 CRI LED,  with single and double emitter versions available. .”


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