Kresen Kernow

Kresen Kernow (‘Cornwall Centre’) is home to the world’s largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall’s history. The state-of-the-art new archive centre was built in the shell of the former Redruth Brewery (a world heritage site). As well as storage for Cornwall’s treasured archives, the centre has exhibition spaces, learning rooms and a digitisation suite. Purcell Architects were employed to undertake the restoration and extension of this historic site. Requiring appropriate quality of fixtures for such a project, Spectral Lighting supplied Stora-LK suspended ring luminaires as the main feature lighting for the reception building. These architectural rings were perceived make a big contribution to the design and feel of the space. Stora-LK was chosen for it’s solid engineering construction and for its high level of performance. The rings range in sizes from 950 – 1900mm and deliver anything between 5,000 to 20,000 lumens. This makes them highly suitable for lighting anything from standard sized rooms to large open atrium space. The products are also built to be sustainable and can be refurbished for many years to come. Appropriate for a historic building.

Education + learning
Building sections
Exhibition + showroom
Object section
Office + admin