Malvern College Chapel
Malvern College Chapel, designed in the 1890's, is described by the architect Arthur Blomfield, as perpendicular. Built at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement from a mixture of brown North Cotswold limestone and, where detailed carving was required, from paler South Cotswold limestone.
Our approach was relatively straightforward. The illumination should come from as high as possible so that, when facing East, all the luminaires were hidden from view. This also has the advantage of reducing glare to a minimum. The East wall was to be lit so as to illuminate the carved reredos. The south and north walls are lit beneath the windows with LED strip so as to provide a dramatic effect of uplighting the window arches and the entire system is controlled with a Rako control system which enables scene setting for various and varied services held within the Chapel.