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Mindseye illuminate Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

Mindseye Lighting Limited, a London based lighting design consultancy, was recently challenged with the task of sympathetically illuminating Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Brixton Hill, London.

The result is a scheme which brings the dramatic architecture vividly to life and allows a range of atmospheres; from highly theatrical to everyday practical.

The brief was to reveal the impressive architecture and features of the Church and to give the church flexibility through different lighting scenes, whilst making use of energy efficient light sources.

Mindseye carefully analysed the different ways in which the building is used. The scheme provides a mix of useful working light levels for staff and congregation and additional accent lighting to enhance the building’s features.

The result is a striking scenic illumination of this early decorated Gothic building. Lighting scenes can be selected which emphasise the dramatic elements of the architecture for festivals and special occasions, as well as more practical scenes for the daily and weekly activities within the church.

The Church of Corpus Christi was designed by John Francis Bentley, the future architect of Westminster Cathedral and the first foundation was laid in 1886. In common with most buildings of Bentley’s design, it has the character of an organic growth. Mindseye had to work from the original hand drawn plans and elevations.

The congregation are thrilled with their new look church and Alun Jones, commissioning Architect of Dow Jones Architects says “Mindseye Lighting responded to the brief for the church in a thoughtful and practical way and have achieved something very beautiful. The constraints of both time and cost that the project faced demanded they adopt an approach that was ingenious and flexible. Their support in presenting the scheme to the Historic Churches Commission for approval was invaluable; as was their technical support throughout the installation.”

Mindseye Lighting, consultants of choice to the most innovative and forward thinking architects and designers are a group of highly creative people who have a passion for the integration of light and architecture.

Founded by Douglas James in 1997, there is a wealth of experience and a broad range of backgrounds within the staff team. The range of projects undertaken is equally broad; including projects such as;

Barbican Arts Centre
The Core at Eden Project
SJ Berwin HQ
White Cube Gallery Mason’s Yard
Lighting of ‘For the Love of God’ sculpture by Damien Hirst

Email: mark@urbaneye.org.uk   


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