Light Perceptions are working on a new exterior lighting scheme for the Banqueting House on Whitehall.
Designed by Inigo Jones and completed in 1622, the Banqueting House was built for James I (1603-25) and is now the only surviving whole building from the great palace of Whitehall on the Thames. It was the first complete example of classically influenced Palladian style architecture in England. The East and west façades were originally polychromatic but the elevations seen today are primarily the work of Sir John Soane who refaced the deteriorating exterior in Portland.
The proposed scheme uses all LED light sources with warm and soft white colour temperatures which will minimise energy consumption and extend maintenance intervals whilst giving an easily controllable and flexible lighting scheme.