Flex Connectors energy saving lighting control and connection products have been used in an ambitious new youth venue in Norwich. The project is part of ‘myplace’; a 10 year Government scheme which aims to provide improved facilities for young people. OPEN is the first of these venues to be completed in the UK.


The project, situated in Norwich city centre, aims to provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment for young people. Local youths aged between 12 and 25 were consulted during the planning stages to ensure that the new venue catered specifically to their needs and interests.

A Complex Lighting Brief

The installation contractor Eyre Electrical of Norwich, required a system capable of handling the complexities of the lighting brief in the most logical and cost effective way. As a result Flex Connectors occupancy sensors, plugs, leads, sockets and special, project configured connection boxes were chosen to use throughout the £12m building.
Flex Connectors offer and extensive range of connection units, pre-wired leads, and lighting controls. The products follow a simple modular philosophy which allows for adaption to suit almost any building environment.

State Of The Art Space

OPEN has been transformed from a 19th century bank into a state of the art space. Many of the original features still remain, resulting in a spectacular mix of old and new. It now boasts a 1,450 capacity Live music venue, under 18s nightclub, café, climbing wall, dance studio and a media lab kitted out with 24 PCs. Plans for the future include a recording studio and a health suite.

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