Corpus Christi Chapel, Oxford, UK

Historical / Public Buildings

dpa lighting consultants were approached by Corpus Christi College, Oxford to design a new lighting scheme for their chapel as part of a major refurbishment project. The restoration of the chapel was deliberately scheduled to complete in time for the college’s quincentenary year celebrations in 2017.

The Grade 1 Listed Chapel has many varied uses, each with unique requirements from the space and in turn the lighting. In addition, showcasing the stunning architectural interior, stained glass and the painstaking work of the restoration team within this magical building, were primary design considerations. It has been a very special journey with a great ending, to be enjoyed for a very long time as the chapel continues to enrich the life of the college with a deserved and bright new outlook to the next 500 years.

Client:  Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Architect: GBS Architects, Oxford
Electrical Consultants: RT Harris, Oxford
Historic Consultant: Oxford Conservation
Specialist Finishing: Cliveden Conservation, Maidenhead
Photography: Matt Livey