Dating back to the 14th Century, St Michael’s Huyton Parish Church is a Grade II listed building situated in an elevated position and regarded as one of the key gateways to Huyton Village Centre.
Part of a 10-year development plan to enhance the gateways in support of a growing evening economy, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council sought a lighting solution for the church that would accentuate and honor the church’s historic architecture without harming the structure or environment.
Color Kinetics ReachElite IntelliHue Powercore luminaires were selected as the ideal lighting solution for the project due to their reliability, ease of customization and installation, and high-quality output of precise color and white light from the same luminaire. The fixtures were installed on the grounds of the church to illuminate both the lower section and tower using a variety of lenses. They are controlled remotely, enabling the Council to program predefined colors and displays to mark special occasions.
Color Kinetics Graze Compact Intellihue Powercore luminaires are mounted to the exterior of the building with brackets to illuminate the upper portion of the main elevation. The lighting scheme was carefully planned to minimize any impact on the building, as well as highlight the architecture and impressive craftsmanship of the church.
The new lighting emphasizes the church’s historic hilltop setting and its prominence in the village, acting as a beacon to residents and a reflection of their rich history and community.
“We’re delighted with the professional job LITE have carried out. St Michael’s is a key landmark in Huyton and I think the architectural lighting of the church really accentuates its beauty during the evening. The lighting project highlights the history and importance of St Michael’s to the local area, and I know the Council and the church are delighted with the end result.” - Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development