St. Michael at the Northgate

Historical / The External Environment

The fine historic architecture of St. Michaels Tower on the junction of Cornmarket Street and Ship Street, Oxford, has been expressed with light, revealing it’s wonderful form and texture, which can be enjoyed from many views in this central part of the City.

It was extremely important to balance the intensity of light projected onto the facades against the elements of the building felt appropriate to highlight, whilst fully appreciating the angles of light transmission to adjacent building users.

Carefully considered and controlled luminaire optics were employed having been previously trialled in order to ascertain the most appropriate location and to portray the character of the building in the best way possible.