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Lichfield Cathedral

Birmingham Cathedral Building
Birmingham Cathedral Building

Key facts:

Client: Lichfield Cathedral

Consultant: Light Perceptions

Architect: RKA Cathedral Architect

Main Contractor: Lowe and Oliver

Value: £900,000.000

Start date: April 2015

Completion date: April 2016

Dating back to 1340 the New Cathedral replaced St Marys Church following the invasion of the Normans in 1066, the gothic style has been maintained following several repairs and restoration projects over the years due to civil wars.

The Grade 1 listed building is the only English medieval cathedral to have three spires – known locally as the ‘Ladies of the Vale’ – it is one of the most elegant in the Country.

Lowe and Oliver worked closely with the lighting consultant ‘Light Perceptions’ to supply and commission the new lighting system. The Cathedral comprises of environmentally friendly LED lights controlled via a Lutron Homeworks System. The lights are all dimmable and are mains dimmable. The new wiring of the lighting system was installed using SWA cables within the roof spaces and where surface, the cabling was mineral insulated. The Lutron control panels have been installed within the roof spaces and the Triforiums, along with static inverters to control the emergency light fittings.

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