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New life for factory site

The redevelopment of GE Lighting’s old factory site in Leicester could create 1,000 jobs.

The site has been empty for three years since the company closed the plant with the loss of 400 jobs. The company has concluded a deal with Solihull-based First Industrial Developments.

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Fontana Arte is sold

Debt-ridden decorative lighting brand Fontana Arte has been bought by Italian home automation maker Nice for £2 million.

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Tadao creates lighting feature for Mayfair

Tadao Ando’s first permanent project in the UK, a series of fountains that pour water over embedded lighting, will be built as part of a new landscaping plan outside the Connaught Hotel in London.