Sheffield Cathedral is one of five Grade I listed buildings in the City of Sheffield. The church has been through many renovations and expansions since it was first built, but still retains some of its original 13thCentury stonework.
Light Perceptions has relit the interior and exterior of Sheffield Cathedral as part of a major project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the City Burgesses. Pharos products have been used to control the new energy-efficient lighting design.
The central feature of the Cathedral’s night-time lighting design is the coloured lighting in its award-winning new modern entrance. Inside the main building, discreet groups of LED luminaires provide general, accent and upward lighting, to illuminate all aspects of the Cathedral’s impressive architecture.
The lights are controlled by several unobtrusively placed Pharos TPCs. This allows Cathedral staff to choose from a range of pre-set lighting states that affect either the whole interior or individual chapel spaces, and can change the colour of the lights in the entrance.
Light Perceptions also relit the interior of Tewkesbury Abbey, considered one of the finest church interiors of the 12th Century. Formerly a Benedictine monastery, the Abbey (formally named The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury), is the second largest parish church in the country.
The new lighting illuminates the Abbey’s Norman architectural details – including the many side and chantry chapels, and the nave and choir.
A Pharos TPC allows easy access to the lighting states for general visitors, services and concerts, with a small theatrical console used for larger services, concerts and public events.