2018 Update!

So far 2018 has been very busy; completing the relighting of Henry VIII’s Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace, The Bloody Tower at The Tower of London and Farm St Church in Mayfair as well as working on new projects at Hampton Court, Southwell Minster, Leicester Cathedral, Lincoln’s Inn and Bromley House Library in Nottingham.

The next few months will also see work continuing on the relighting of the exterior of Lincoln Cathedral, the mediaeval wall paintings of Pickering Parish Church, the magnificent Church of St Michael and All Angels, Croydon as well as Bourne Street, Battersea St Mary’s and Hampstead Parish Church.

We have also been adding more virtual tours to our project portfolio, the latest of which is Mayfair’s Farm Street Church which you can view here.

September also saw the publication of a new article in “Historic Churches” by Bruce Kirk on wiring techniques in conversation projects which you read here.


Posted On: October 1, 2018
Light Perceptions2018 Update!

News Update!

The last few weeks have seen a lot of activity on some of our larger projects across the UK.

At Guildford Cathedral most of the focusing has been completed – including some time up a 25m high spider platform!

In Manchester there is excellent progress with the first phase of the Cathedral’s new lighting scheme which will be completed in early September.

Closer to home our scheme at Cadogan Street Church in Chelsea is being completed this week including a set of chandeliers designed especially for the project.

We are also delighted to introduce a suite of new 360 degree imagery for Hereford Cathedral that you can access from our “Virtual Tours” page.  Click here to go there now!


Posted On: August 8, 2017
Light PerceptionsNews Update!

RIBA Triple Win! – Leicester Cathedral’s Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’

We are so very delighted to have provided the lighting design for this much celebrated project.

Looking forward to delivering the new lighting strategy for the wider re-ordering project. Again working with van Heyningen and Haward Architects.

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Posted On: June 27, 2017
Light PerceptionsRIBA Triple Win! – Leicester Cathedral’s Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’

What’s been happening?

It’s been a very busy time for Light Perceptions since moving to our new offices in Lincoln’s Inn Office Village a year ago.

Having just been appointed to begin working at the Roman Catholic Cathedrals of Salford and Nottingham, we are now working on projects in twelve cathedrals at the moment.

We are also working in many of the major parish churches across the UK including Hull – Holy Trinity, Wirksworth – St Mary and Newbury – St Nicolas. This is in addition to projects at Farm St Church in Mayfair and at Cadogan Street in Chelsea.

In other works we are progressing through a series of new designs for the exterior lighting of The Tower of London as well as the re-presentation of parts of its Mediaeval Palace.

We have also just been appointed at Hampton Court Palace to relight The Great Kitchens. This is a tremendous opportunity to work in one of the highlights of Henry VIII’s Palace.

Recently completed projects include St Augustine’s Church in Ramsgate, The Chapel of The Sisters of the Loving God and St Mary’s Church in Prestbury, Cheltenham.



Posted On: June 16, 2017
Light PerceptionsWhat’s been happening?

Farm Street Church

The Church of The Immaculate Conception at Farm Street in Mayfair is a fine example of Victorian Gothic Architecture.  The original 1840s building, by J J Scholes, was further extended by Clutton and Romaine-Walker with additions by AWN Pugin and Adrian Gilbert-Scott.

After many years of being lit with harsh metal halide and sodium floodlighting, Light Perceptions have been appointed to develop a new lighting strategy which is expected to restore a more sensitive and intimate ambience to this beautifully decorated and richly furnished interior.

Work has started by visiting the archives and researching the architectural and pictorial history of the church identifying evidence of older electric and gas lighting systems.


Posted On: October 31, 2016
Light PerceptionsFarm Street Church

Campion Hall – Additional works

After completing the relighting of major areas of Oxford University’s Campion Hall, Light Perceptions have been asked to extend the scheme to include several additional areas and features.

Unique, amongst the Oxford Colleges, Campion Hall was built by the great C 20th Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1936.  Many of Lutyen’s original light fittings are still in place and the new lighting scheme includes the restoration of the old fittings as well as the use of a number of reproduction pendants and other lights.



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Light PerceptionsCampion Hall – Additional works

The Combination Room, St John’s College Cambridge

We are delighted to have completed an innovative lighting project in The Combination Room of St John’s College Cambridge.  The scheme involves emergency lighting to this unique dining room which is otherwise only lit with candles placed in C 17th silver wall sconces.

With no new fixings being allowed into the majority of the building fabric, the new scheme uses carefully adapted bracketry for the window drapes and other fixtures and fittings for the attachment of miniature spotlights which are unseen – except when energised as part of an emergency scenario.

We hope to be have photographs to show key features of the scheme shortly.


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Light PerceptionsThe Combination Room, St John’s College Cambridge

St Nicolas Newbury

Light Perceptions have just been commissioned to develop a new lighting strategy for the interior of St Nicolas’ Church, Newbury.  This large town centre church is due to undergo a major re-ordering after having first carried out major repairs to the roof and exterior of the building.

It will be a pleasure to work alongside architect Andrew Townsend again, we first worked together on the relighting of Tewkesbury Abbey.



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Light PerceptionsSt Nicolas Newbury

St Nicholas Church, Radford Semele wins The Presidents’ Award 2015

Light Perceptions are delighted to have been involved in this award winning project.
This is one of many successful lighting design schemes that Light Perceptions have completed with Caroe & Partners.

For further details, click here.


Posted On: November 13, 2015
Light PerceptionsSt Nicholas Church, Radford Semele wins The Presidents’ Award 2015

Exciting New Projects!

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Light Perceptions have the pleasure of being appointed to carry out a review of the external lighting strategy of the magnificent Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, the site of Wren’s famous twin domed masterpiece.

We are also delighted to have been appointed to design a new lighting scheme for the west front of St Albans Cathedral. This is the oldest site of continuous Christian Worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago – more than 200 years before St Augustine arrived in Canterbury.

Other recent appointments include new works at The Tower of London, The King’s State Apartments at Kensington Palace and St John’s College in Cambridge as well as works in the Chapel at St Edmund’s College in Ware, and parish churches in Watford, Twickenham, Waterhead and Wicken.



Posted On: May 12, 2015
Light PerceptionsExciting New Projects!