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Out and About Pearce Hire Anglesey Abbey Cambridgeshire, UK


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Pearce Hire were challenged with lighting up the beautiful landscaped gardens at Anglesey Abbey and the results were truly stunning…………


The ‘Winter Lights’ event was the creation by the team at Pearce Hire in the beautiful landscaped gardens at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire to coincide with the festive season. ‘We’d like to think we created a little bit of outdoor theatre for the visitors to the gardens in the run up to Christmas’ comments Pearce Hire’s John Huson, project manager and key lighting designer of this project. They had to overcome a number of logistical issues including limited access working around the visiting hours of the Abbey and Gardens, and the challenge of installing some heavy duty lighting and power equipment in an intricate ornamental garden setting.


journey for visitors as they walked through the various areas of the ornamental gardens. Fixture choice focussed heavily on


efficiency and power consumption with the intention of reducing the carbon footprint of the event. These included the i-Pix BB 4 Washlight and 150w and 400w MBI’s and even simple 150w tungsten flood lights and outdoor parcans which were fitted with special custom brackets for use on soft ground. ‘We were ecstatic with the final results and the overall lighting design that Pearce Hire created for us’, comments Laura Booty, Visitor Experience Manager at Anglesey Abbey. ‘The Winter Lights project was the first time we had worked with


‘There were a myriad of unusual challenges we had to address with this temporary installation’ explains Huson. ‘There was a significant area to cover and we wanted to make sure that each area had a distinct feel to it. As you can imagine, there was a lot of testing in the months leading up to the event to gauge what plants would take the light, and what colours would be most complementary to the surrounding flora and fauna and the natural shapes and shadows of the gardens’. John Wootten of Eastern Events put The


Visitor Experience team at Anglesey Abbey in contact with Pearce Hire for this project. The result was an ingenious lighting scheme that provided an atmospheric


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Pearce Hire and I can’t recommend them highly enough. They were creative, efficient and professional, and our visitor feedback spoke volumes – describing the experience as magical, ethereal and wondrous. I will definitely be working with them again’


Once again Pearce Hire has demonstrated the diverse breadth of projects they work on, with a magical garden lighting feature installed over the festive season.


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