The West Front of the Cathedral was lit up with the new LED lighting system over the weekend, providing a spectacular back drop for the 21st Century.
The colourful display, curated by Elite Electrical Eastern who installed the low-energy-use system, demonstrated the diversity of colour that can now be achieved on the west front via simple digital controls rather than the time-consuming and electricity-hungry process previously used.
The new system has been installed as part of a wider programme of improvements to the outdoor spaces around the Cathedral, funded by a grant via the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
As a result of the new system, the Cathedral will be able to further reduce its carbon footprint for the normal floodlighting of the west front, and can more easily be lit occasionally to mark special themes, events and services. The next occasion for this will be when the west front is lit in pink and blue for the Baby Loss Awareness service on Saturday, October 9.
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">The Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough, said: “It’s wonderful to see this new lighting in place. I know it has taken much hard work and dedication from the team at Elite Electrical Eastern who have gone over and above to ensure that the lighting system not only works well but is a credit to the architecture of the building. With their generous help, and thanks to the grant that enabled us to embark on this project, the Cathedral can continue to be a visible landmark for the city.”</span>