This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Listed Buildings


Lighting up our Heritage


Listed buildings have many restrictions in place to ensure that they are kept in the same condition for years to come.We look at how lighting systems are designed and installed to be in keeping with the style of the building.


Lighting is an integral part of the world we


live in today, with offices and buildings designed to allow natural light to flood in and contemporary lighting systems installed for when the sun goes down. But, think back to a time where lighting didn’t exist or was seen as a luxury. Many of the beautiful buildings that are now national treasures were built before the inclusion of electric lighting and this gives lighting designers a tough brief when working on a listed building. Listed buildings have many restrictions


on them and work cannot be done without the prior consent of a conservation officer. When renovating a listed building, materials will need to be replaced in a like for like manner or restored if necessary. John Cullen Lighting Design have a


proven track record of lighting listed buildings. Luke Thomas, Senior Designer comments “Before planning a lighting scheme for a Listed Building check with the Local Planning Authority what work will be permitted. A listed building will usually have interesting architectural features to


Main Image: Reception Square, RSA Building. Lighting designed by Mindseye. Right hand Images top to bottom: Refurbished Chandeliers at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. Image supplied by Chelsom. Listed Building, lit by John Cullen Lighting. Keith Gunn from Chelsom, restoring Chandeliers at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. Image in Text: Great Room at RSA Building, lit by Mindseye.


26 www.a1lightingmagazine.com


highlight. If recessing into the floor is possible then Lucca uplights can be used to accent columns, fireplaces and archways and a length of Contour LED strip can be used on top of kitchen units, dressers and wardrobes to highlight the cornice and ceiling. If recessing into the floor is not possible then a floor standing Square Highlight can be plugged into a 5 amp socket for the same effect. The Pocket of Light is ideal for creating focused pools of light by seating areas for reading and can also be used to highlight artwork. Lighting integrated into joinery units can add to the ambient light levels and also creates an interesting feature which doesn’t affect the integrity of the building.” Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms celebrated their one year anniversary after being refurbished this July. The refurbishment cost £9.3m and Chelsom were commissioned to restore the magnificent crystal chandeliers to their former glory. A total of 25 chandeliers were restored throughout the venue and both modern and


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100