A NIGHTCLUB has been ‘reborn’ with a new look following a £500,000 refurbishment – including a motorised lighting rig that descends from the ceiling of the venue towards the dancefloor.

Halo in Bournemouth town centre reopened with a grand launch and packed schedule of events.

The venue, which occupies a former church in Exeter Road, closed at the start of last month to allow the makeover to take place. The nightclub tasked KTM Design, whose directors include former AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings, and contractors SM5 Developments to bring the plans to life.

Ty Temel, Halo chief executive officer and co-founder, said: “The reimagined design is unique and like no other club in the UK.

“With a budget of £500k to match our ambition, we set out with the vision of drawing inspiration from the top clubs in the world and achieving a finish that wouldn’t look out of place in Vegas.

“The result is mind-blowing and has surpassed my expectations.

“We know from the feedback we have had from both regulars and select people I invited on Saturday that might not have been to the club for a few years, is that they are seriously impressed with the new Halo 2.0.”

The new look includes a Ciroc Lounge, a geometric shape design, a UK first floating LED Matrix 20-triangle lighting grid and a L’Acoustic sound system. The refurbishment features fresh looks for the reception, bars, booths and toilets.

Katie Thomas, design director of KTM Design, said: “It’s been a pleasure working on the redesign of such an iconic club and building.

“We have focused on transforming some key areas of the club into an immersive experience, filled with impact and drama. The new interior design compliments the exceptional standard of audio-visual that the club now offers. A night out at Halo will be one of a kind.”

Halo’s relaunch included sets from Sam Divine, Sigma and Jaguar Skills.