In keeping with the medieval architecture of the Shambles, our traditional Windsor Street lantern with hoop bracket was specified along with Performance Cob light engine, to minimise glare. A 3000K colour temperature was selected for its warmer white attributes, more in-keeping with the previously SON-lit street.
As one of Europe’s most visited streets, it is predominantly used by pedestrians, with the occasional refuse lorry or works vehicle. Taking both the structure and use of the area into account, we were able to deliver a scheme ideal for its surrounds and ongoing activity, achieving improvements in performance, uniformity and aesthetics.
Another challenge successfully overcome in this project was the size of the bracket. The narrow dimensions of the street and the overhanging building structure, meant our hoop bracket needed adapting to a custom version to prevent protruding into the pathway.