Thursday, 17 February 2011

Philip Payne Goes Gothic

Philip Payne has always been the Architect's Choice when it comes to emergency exit lighting, and we love a challenge, so when one of Britains finest architectural treasures underwent a recent restoration, we were more than happy to come up with a creative and sympathetic solution to the demands of the task.

Strawberry Hill - Twickenham


Considered one of the finest surviving examples of Georgian Gothic architecture and interior decoration, Strawberry Hill is a Grade I-listed Building. Located in Twickenham, Strawberry Hill was Horace Walpole’s experiment in Gothic revival which to this day is much talked about by architectural scholars.
Adding to its’ impressive back catalogue, Philip Payne supplied emergency lighting to the recently completed restoration works at Strawberry Hill, following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


To ensure that the emergency fixtures (required now that the building has opened it’s doors to the public) impose as little as possible, Philip Payne introduced the notion of portable equipment. The free standing signs can be placed in position when public access is permitted and removed or relocated as required. This flexible solution ensures the signs do not permanently impose on the environment yet retain their function and adaptability.
Flexible solutions from Philip Payne

In areas where escape routes are fixed, product from the Payne Architectural range has been selected to minimize the impact on the building.

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