Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge

We were appointed to review the electrical installation in the 12th-century Grade I listed Chapel, which was dilapidated and presented a fire risk. The Chapel has evolved to accommodate a variety of uses, such as concerts, lectures and exhibitions as well as its busy liturgical programme.

The College took the opportunity whilst rewiring the Chapel to install new lighting and sound reinforcement which would provide for the many settings required. This work had to be carried out with the utmost care to provide a sensitive and reversible installation. Concurrently analysis showed the internal wall paintwork to be modern alkyd resin paint, which was harmful for the long term conservation of the building. This was carefully removed wit poultices, revealing hitherto unknown decorative samples by William Morris. The fabric was conserved and traditional milk paints applied to the walls.

The Master & Fellows of Jesus College, Cambridge

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