The project has seen the existing lights replaced with a more modern, versatile and energy efficient solution, including a variety of colours, which will make the most of the castle’s stunning architectural features and raise its profile on a regional and national stage.
The previous lighting of 11 orange sodium lights, has now been replaced with a LED scheme that fully illuminates the castle to stunning and dramatic effect, as well as exploring options for projection, themed lighting.
A.C. Special Projects have working alongside Lighting Design Consultants LAPD to deliver the Tamworth Castle Lighting Scheme.
Their role in this prestigious project has completed installation, programming and commissioning of the lighting system in accordance with LAPDs Lighting Design.
Cllr Jeremy Oates, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “I have been really excited by this project and I’m delighted that our big plans for Tamworth Castle are starting to take shape as we work on developing it even further as a major tourist attraction for the town.
“The lighting scheme is now officially launched and is already making a huge difference in allowing the castle to take more of a centre stage.
“The existing lights were no longer fit for purpose, so it was the right time to showcase something much more impressive and eye-catching to show the castle off in the best possible light.
“We also want to be able to take advantage of the various national events that see buildings lit up in different colours and have therefore included colour changing capabilities into the specification. This will include the up and coming event of the towns’ first ever ‘Tamworth Pride’.
“At the same time, we needed to make sure the lights are more energy efficient than what we previously had. The old units were a collection of different bulb types and inefficient power ratings.
“The castle is fundamental to Tamworth’s heritage and the continued evolution of Tamworth as a town fit for the 21st century.”