21 May 2021

At the start of the Leaves of Southwell project we promised better exterior lighting and, over the last few weeks, locals have spotted the Minster beautifully illuminated as the new floodlights are tested and focussed. Smaller, modern, energy efficient LED light replace the bulky 40 year-old models, saving 75% of previous running costs. Some attach to new lamp posts above eye level, eliminating glare for passers-by. The floodlighting has been designed by the team at Light Perceptions to complement the warm tones of the Minster’s exterior, highlight the architectural features of the ‘pepperpots’ and central tower and to emphasise the main entrances, while the subtle, low level illumination of the numerous pathways make the grounds safer and more inviting.