Built: 1711 by Sir Christopher Wren
Listed: Grade I Project Type: Systems Integration and Project Management for Interior Relighting Project
Lighting Design by: Speirs & Major Associates
2007 Lighting Design Awards: Heritage Category – Winner
Case Study No: 2012
The re-lighting of St Paul’s Cathedral is a key part of the recent project to clean and restore the original fabric of this great building. Not only does the improved quality of light reveal the breath-taking beauty of Sir Christopher Wren’s original design in a new and exciting manner, but it also provides greater flexibility in meeting the general operational requirements of this busy place of worship. The new lighting scheme was designed by Speirs and Major. During the design stages Light Perceptions was engaged as Systems Integration consultants to aid the development of the theatrical and general lighting control systems. For the implementation stages Light Perceptions was engaged as Project Managers, planning and supervising the installation works, ensuring a smooth installation and transition, minimising disruption and allowing the two million visitors each year to enjoy their visits unaware of the works going on around them.