CBG were commissioned to re-light all of the Old Bodleian Library principal reading rooms, and the famous Radcliffe Camera, which were last re-lit over 30 years ago.

As well as significantly improving light levels, the new scheme takes advantage of the latest lighting technology and controls to drive down energy and maintenance costs. Lighting automatically dims when good daylight is available, and switches off when areas are vacated outside of core hours. The prestigious context and historic interior has played a close role in shaping the end solution, and CBG have worked with a number of renown lighting suppliers to develop a customised product to meet the brief.

2016 – Lux Awards, Finalist Highly Commended (Radcliffe Camera).

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    University of Oxford

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  • Engineers

    Chris Dicks

    Associate Director

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