St Albans Cathedral West Front & Porches

Light Perceptions

Built: C11th
Listed: Grade I
Project Type: Exterior Relighting Project
Project cost: circa £20,000 ex VAT & Fees
Completed: December 2015
Case Study No: 3622

We are delighted to announce the completion of the relighting of the West Façade and porches of St Albans Cathedral. This is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain and stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life over 1700 years ago – more than 200 years before St Augustine arrived in Canterbury.

The building’s amazing mix of architectural styles bears witness to the many centuries of its life, first as a monastic Abbey and now as a Cathedral. Down all those centuries countless pilgrims have come through these entrances to honour the saint’s sacrifice and offer their prayers at his shrine – and they still come in their thousands today.

Working with Richard Griffiths Architects our scheme brings new floodlighting to the entire west façade, punctuated with uplighting to the porch entrances and additional lighting within in the three porch areas.

Posted On: September 26, 2016