York Minister and its new lighting strategy, by Sutton Vane Associates, was winner of the Heritage Project of the Year at the Lighting Design Awards.
TGA are proudly listed as the Engineers involved with the project helping bring Sutton Vane’s strategy into an engineered solution. TGA have worked with SVA on many projects including Newcastle’s St Nicholas Cathedral, Durham Cathedral and currently the redevelopment at Auckland Castle.
Described as ‘one of the greatest cathedrals in the world’, York Minster required a full lighting strategy. The first part to be completed to the new plan by Sutton Vane Associates is the Nave, the Nave Aisles and the Quire Screen.
A major part of the lighting and servicing strategy was to conceal the luminaires, associated drivers, cabling and containment as much as possible to ensure that the visible services were kept to a minimum, whilst allowing the ‘lighting effect’ to take centre stage.
The lighting scheme and associated control had to be user friendly with maximum flexibility for the various events that take place. In addition to traditional ‘scene-setting’ push buttons, that were concealed from view, a wireless link via the Lutron App allowed for iPhone / iPad control.