Designing a new, energy-efficient lighting scheme for All Saints' Church, Old Glossop was tricky. English Heritage guidelines for the restoration restricted all new cabling to the roof space. And wall lights were not permitted, even though uplighting would illuminate the architecture of this important Grade II listed building and its glorious coffered ceiling.
Lampholder designed a multi-purpose chandelier that comprises a lacquered steel corona with fine polished brass decoration, from which five 20W globe CFLs are suspended and which, in the centre, has an uplight above and two adjustable halogen spotlights below.
We manufactured ten of these chandeliers to provide the main lighting for the church – uplighting the ceiling and highlighting the 14 Stations of the Cross paintings on the walls. The sanctuary apse is lit by six 20W metal halide uplights washing up the wall from skirting level, and four 70W metal halide spots at high level; and the statues flanking the sanctuary arch are highlighted with 2W LED spotlights on flexible arms.
The church was re-opened in November 2011 when the Bishop of Nottingham visited and held a service to bless the changes.
The restoration project was managed by Anthony Short & Partners: www.asap-architects.com