St Michael’s Huyton Parish Church is a Grade II* Listed building, including its setting within the St Michael’s Church Conservation Area. Huyton is one of the earliest settlements in Knowsley, and the church is believed to date back to the Anglo-Saxon times, with the current building built upon the original foundations.
Located on the junction of Bluebell Lane to the west and Huyton Lane to the southeast, just north of Huyton Town Centre, the historic building is set back from both roads via a large churchyard. The topography of land gradually rises, giving the building increased prominence from its hilltop to view the surrounding area.
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council appointed Enerveo and then LITE to carry out a full turnkey solution for the project, including the planning, supply, installation, and commissioning of the lighting solutions from their extensive portfolio of products.
LITE selected Color Kinetics ReachElite IntelliHue Powercore as the perfect lighting solution for this brief. These reliable floodlights are easy to customise and install, with high quality output of precise colour or white light. The fixtures have been installed in the grounds of the church to illuminate both the lower section and tower of the church using a variety of lens are remotely controlled using Pharos controls, allowing the council to programme set colours and displays.
Graze Compact fittings are also fixed to the exterior of the building with brackets to illuminate the upper portion of the main elevation. The chosen lighting scheme has been carefully considered to minimise any impact on the building, and to provide a sympathetic lighting scheme to highlight the architecture and impressive craftsmanship that went into the building of the church.
The new lighting emphasises the church’s historic hilltop setting and its prominence within the village, acting as a beacon to local residents and a reflection of their rich history and community.