Liverpool, UK

Church of St Matthew and St James, Mossley Hill

Highlighting Heritage

A place of serenity and stability to its’ visitors; the Church of St Matthew and St James in Mossley Hill, Liverpool provides the setting for a considered lighting design. The functional lighting aids users of the space; and a careful layering of architectural lighting defines the drama of the altarpiece. Attention to detail was crucial in ensuring a synergistic lighting strategy within the Grade II listed building.

  • Services

    Architectural Lighting Design

  • Sectors

    Heritage

  • Client

    Church of St Matthew and St James

  • Architect

    Studio:PlanA

Cool white and warm white lighting (focus/sharpen needed on pendants/ raise contrast) Cool white and warm white lighting (focus/sharpen needed on pendants/ raise contrast)

Lighting and architecture in harmony

A coherent lighting strategy was a key factor in ensuring the church could fulfil its’ potential as a multi-use space. It was important for us to understand the use of the space from the user’s perspective; and build a layering of varied lighting effects to achieve visual balance. Here the architecture is viewed as the focus; so the lighting is integrated into the background of the space in a way that compliments.

Cool white and warm white lighting (focus/sharpen needed on pendants/ raise contrast) Cool white and warm white lighting (focus/sharpen needed on pendants/ raise contrast)

Imagery © Paul Ashton