Ageing heritage lanterns may look authentic and complementary to surrounding architecture but all too often they no longer stack up to modern day performance requirements.
This was the case for the University of Glasgow. The fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and more recently named Scottish University of the Year 2018 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Founded in 1451, it moved in to its main campus in 1870, at Gilmorehill in the West End of the city, which was designed in a gothic revival style by architect George Gilbert Scott.
After identifying that the ageing lighting was beginning to affect students’ campus experience, the University approached DW Windsor, the original manufacturer of the discharge SON lamped luminaires.