Isleham Church

Isleham Church

Isleham Church Refectory Lighting

We joined this awesome project before any first fix electrics for lighting had been installed. This was probably the largest green oak new build project in the UK at the time, using historic carpentry and joinery to fashion a huge building all built by the congregation of this church in the Cambridgeshire town of Isleham. Opened in late 2021.

The Ark Church, is the largest green oak commercial building in the UK. Since our initial consultation with Andrew it was clear he had a vision for our project. Andrew quickly forwarded us his plans for our building, ideas we could not have imagined ourselves. Andrew then came up with design specifications, helping us at every step with technical support with installation. The results of Andrew’s design and innovation are clear to be seen by all who visit The Ark Church.”

Graham Strand, The Ark Church (June 2022)

We designed the lighting scheme and supplied the product and controls for all areas except the main meeting hall which utilised specialist audiovisual contractors.

Isleham Church Reception trimless lights

Trimless LED profile subtly integrates into the fabric of the building, allowing the oak frame to remain the star of the show.

We advised on the electrical lighting installation for all areas, from the large reception area, Refectory meeting and dining area, to the many side rooms and external areas. We worked closely with the install team, and advised on the installation of the LED lights, energy-efficient lighting systems, dimming solutions for DALI and mains dim through RAKO controls both wired and wireless. Emergency lighting was advised and supplied throughout.

The church was delighted with their end result which offered them cost savings through the use of energy-efficient lighting, but also a great atmosphere and ambiance to their building. This was achieved through careful consideration of the location of light fittings and using the right type of LED lights for different areas.

It was a pleasure to work on this 4 year project, both seeing our ideas come to life in such an interesting setting, and working with such a welcoming group of people.

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Andrew Orange, the owner of Orange Lighting qualified and worked as an interior designer in 1993 before specialising in lighting working on high profile projects based in London. Since starting Orange Lighting Ltd in 2003 he has been sharing his knowledge and unique teaching style mostly to his designer clients, offering practical real life advice born from running a busy consultancy and lighting supply business. Launching in 2020, his blog has evolved into Quick & Easy Lighting, curating some 25 years design experience into making the lighting choice and design process achievable and easy to understand for all.