Thorlux illuminates major London landmark
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Thorlux Lighting is proud to have been involved with the five-year Elizabeth Tower renovation and conservation programme. The Elizabeth Tower, better known as Big Ben, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. Standing at 96 metres (316 feet) high, the clock tower overlooks the Palace of Westminster and the Houses of Parliament.
Thorlux provided luminaires and wireless lighting controls for rooms and service areas, as well as bespoke fixtures for the famous clock faces and the Ayrton Light lantern which tops the tower. Working closely with the building services consulting engineers, Thorlux supplied a solution in keeping with the history of the structure while modernising and reducing the environmental impact.
Patrick Busby, Head of Building Services (South) for Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, said: "It is fair to say that Thorlux has provided a fantastic service to the project... Their contribution was from the outset of the project working directly with the team to develop the light fitting designs, and being involved in fine tuning of the lighting controls."
To learn more, please read the full project case study.