Sutton Vane Associates won a Lighting Design Award for its Cathedral Square, Peterborough scheme and was highly commended in the Low Carbon Category at the 2012 Lighting Design Awards


Peterborough scheme wins exteriors award

Sutton Vane Associates’ regeneration scheme for Cathedral Square, Peterborough won the Lighting Design Award for exterior lighting. The scheme integrates the lighting of public and private buildings to create an inviting space that includes a water feature lit by colour-changing LEDs, and warm, even, white light reflected from the facades of heritage buildings. The judges described it as “dramatic, considered and socially responsible” and “an elegant, considered lighting solution that encourages public use but doesn’t overpower the space”.


Low carbon scheme highly commended

Sutton Vane Associates was highly commended in the Low Carbon category of the awards for its A11 Underpass lighting scheme, at a gateway to the Olympic Park. The floating towpath located under the A11 has linear LED modules integrated discreetly into the new structure to provide reflected light on to the tunnel walls. This makes the space more welcoming and the lighting is extremely efficient, consuming only 651 Watts.


Awards for second year running

This year’s Lighting Design Awards were the tenth and there were 168 entries in the project categories. Sutton Vane Associates has won five Lighting Design Awards, starting in 2002 with its Portsmouth Harbour Renaissance scheme in the community lighting category. It has regularly featured among the finalist and winners, taking the prized heritage category award for the second time last year with its scheme for Leighton House, London. Other awards won by the practice include the Royal Institute of Architects’ White Rose Awards, Landscape Institute Awards, a British Council Award and a Millennium Award.