St Peter's Church, Wearmouth
St Peter's Church, Wearmouth
St Peter's Church, Wearmouth
St Peter's Church, Wearmouth
St Peter's Church, Wearmouth
St Peter's Church, Wearmouth

Client Brief

To support the Wearmouth – Jarrow WHS bid a consultant was appointed in 2008 to develop a broad landscape vision for the setting of the churches. The landscape vision highlights the importance of using lighting to enhance the setting of St Peter’s Church.

The aim of the lighting strategy for St Peter’s is to define the texture of structure with enhanced colour rendering. The commissions could include light projections, glass windows for the church, floorscape texts and virtual messages. Special emphasis will be put on entrance and exit points.’ Original Brief  from Sunderland Council, 2011

Enlighten Design were pleased to be the lighting consultants on this project.

Outcomes

  • The lighting scheme now creates the right balance of the historic character of St Peter’s Church and contemporary lighting techniques. Using two colour temperatures we have been able to highlight the various texture of stone used over time
  • An improved feeling of safety and security for the public has now been provided to the area
  • The highly visible design also contributes towards way-finding through pathways and key links to St Peter’s Church from the surrounding area
  • With environmental impact and energy levels being a crucial element of the design, the Church now reaps reduced running costs