Sheffield Cathedral Wins RIBA Building Of The Year Award

Light Perceptions are delighted to have provided the lighting design for this acclaimed project. This is one of many successful lighting schemes that Light Perceptions have completed with Thomas Ford & Partners in churches and cathedrals across the country.

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Posted On: April 29, 2015
Light PerceptionsSheffield Cathedral Wins RIBA Building Of The Year Award

Hereford Cathedral, St John’s Walk

Following Hereford Cathedral’s successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund,  Light Perceptions are now working on the detailed design for the new lighting for St John’s Walk.

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Posted On: November 13, 2014
Light PerceptionsHereford Cathedral, St John’s Walk

Gloucester Cathedral – Pilgrim Project

Gloucester Cathedral

Light Perceptions have recently been appointed to work on an exciting new project at Gloucester Cathedral. The Pilgrim Project includes the re-landscaping of the College Green area, improvements to the majestic south porch entrance and the west end of the nave as well as the relighting of the Lady Chapel – part of the Romanesque east end, not just the earliest surviving of any great English church, but also has the oldest extant ambulatoried chancel in either Normandy or England. Work on the initial design stages will start later this year with completion of the work planned for the middle of 2017.

Posted On: October 29, 2014
Light PerceptionsGloucester Cathedral – Pilgrim Project

Leicester Cathedral – Richard III

Visual - Leicester Cathedral, Richard III

Works are now well underway on the re-interment of the remains of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral. Light Perception’s scheme to illuminate the tomb will be installed in the early part of 2015.

The project is being designed by van Heyningen and Haward Architects. Light Perceptions are also working on a new lighting strategy for the whole cathedral interior as part of a wider re-ordering project also being designed by vHH.

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Birmingham Cathedral

Light Perceptions have been appointed as consultants for the relighting of Birmingham Cathedral. The scheme will be the first full relighting of the Cathedral for many years and will bring the cathedral’s facilities up to modern day standards enhancing both the liturgy uses and the busy calendar of secular uses of this fine building. The works are to be completed in time for the Cathedral’s 300th anniversary in late 2015.

Posted On: September 12, 2014
Light PerceptionsBirmingham Cathedral

Banqueting House Interior

Banqueting House-Rubens Ceiling

Light Perceptions have been appointed as lighting consultants as part of the re-presentation of the interior of The Whitehall Banqueting House during the forthcoming refurbishment works which will involve scaffolding the exterior thereby eliminating all of the daylight. Light Perceptions will be relighting the undercroft, entrance and stair areas as well as reviewing the lighting of the Rubens Ceiling.

The significance of the Banqueting House ceiling can hardly be over-stated. It was the crowning glory of Inigo Jones’s building and the canvasses, installed by March 1636, confirmed the Banqueting House at the forefront of princely taste. The ceiling canvasses were painted by the famous 17th-century Flemish artist, Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and represent the only scheme painted by him to remain in its original position.

They were commissioned by Charles I, probably in 1629-30 when Rubens visited him in England.

Posted On: September 5, 2014
Light PerceptionsBanqueting House Interior

Lincoln Cathedral Connected

Light Perceptions are thrilled to have been appointed as lighting consultants for Lincoln Cathedral Connected

The project meets the visitor in Castle Hill and then inviting them into the Cathedral Close through Exchequergate Arch. Revealing there the magnificent West End, free of scaffolding and the conservation work completed on the unique Romanesque Frieze and Gallery of Kings. To complement this is the intention to raise the ground immediately in front of the Cathedral thereby dispensing with ramps and seeking to reduce significantly vehicle access. Once inside the Cathedral the visitor will have the choice of tours, an audio guide or an App to help them explore the building in the way they want. We want them to exit the Cathedral through the north side of the cloister into a suite of buildings hosting interpretive displays and the Cathedral Shop and the Refectory.

It is envisaged the project will complement work being carried out for Lincoln Castle Revealed, helping to put Lincoln on the visitor map and boosting the profile of the city.
Lincoln Cathedral Connected is an exciting and challenging project aimed at engaging people physically, spiritually, emotionally and culturally with the Mission and Outreach of the Cathedral and the City of Lincoln

Posted On: August 29, 2014
Light PerceptionsLincoln Cathedral Connected

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

Light Perceptions are delighted to have been appointed to design a new lighting scheme for the interior and parts of the exterior of Lichfield Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the finest mediaeval cathedrals in the country and the only one that boasts three spires!

Concept design work is now underway and installation works are expected to commence after Easter 2015, finishing in early 2016.

Posted On: June 11, 2014
Light PerceptionsLichfield Cathedral

St John Medieval Museum

Light Perceptions have been appointed to carry out a feasibility study into a new lighting scheme for The St John Medieval Museum on the site of The Blackfriars Monastery, which was a Dominican Monastery home of crusaders of the Order of St. John. The site also includes the Coningsby Hospital which was an ex-serviceman’s hospital and is now within an attractive rose garden containing a stone Preaching Cross, one of the last surviving examples of such a structure. The Museum explains the links between the Crusades, the Knights Templar and The Hospitaller Knights.

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St Paul’s Harlow

Light Perceptions have just been appointed to design a new lighting scheme for St Paul’s Church, Harlow.

Harlow was built as a new town after World War II to ease overcrowding in London and the surrounding areas due to the mass devastation caused by the bombing during the Blitz. Harlow was a ‘Phase I’ new town along with other new towns such as Basildon, Stevenage, and Hemel Hempstead. The town is notable being the location of Britain’s first pedestrian precinct, and first modern-style residential tower block – now a Grade II listed building. The town centre and many of its neighbourhood shopping facilities have undergone major redevelopment, along with many of the town’s original buildings. St Paul’s is one of the few original “new town” buildings that remain today.

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Light PerceptionsSt Paul’s Harlow