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.