Let there be Light!

St. Mary's Church Nantwich

Our Crewe branch have recently completed a challenging yet rewarding project to replace the internal lighting at St. Mary's Church in Nantwich.

With light fittings at heights of between 8 and 15mtrs a specialist scaffolding company were required to allow AKD's electricians to gain access to remove the 90 odd original 500watt halogen floodlights.

Due to the efficiency of the replacement LED 50watt floodlights AKD were able to install around 10% fewer fittings and yet maintain the lux levels required to create a safe and welcoming environment for the churches congregation and the many visitors who come through the church doors over the course of a year.

AKD are particularly pleased with the illumination of the church's lierne-vaulted ceiling of the choir as it has never been illuminated before and we think it looks fantastic!   

The replacement lighting project not only reduces the churches lighting related energy consumption by 90% it also removes the need for regular maintenance which as you can imagine meant a huge cost for the relatively straight forward job of replacing a lamp. With the LED lamps there should be no need to access the lights for many years. 


About St. Mary's

St Mary's Church, Nantwich, is in the centre of the market town of Nantwich, Cheshire, England.The church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. It has been called the "Cathedral of South Cheshire" and it is considered by some to be one of the finest medieval churches, not only in Cheshire, but in the whole of England.

The building dates from the 14th century, although a number of changes have since been made, particularly a substantial 19th-century restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

The church and its octagonal tower are built in red sandstone. Features of the church's interior include the lierne-vaulted ceiling of the choir, the carved stone canopies of the sedilia in the chancel, and the intricately carved wooden canopies over the choirstalls together with the 20 misericords at the back of the stalls. The church is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Nantwich.

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