Facilities management company, AFM is installing specialist LED lighting inside and outside the iconic Little Chapel in St. Andrew as part of its community support activity during 2018.
The lighting project is part of The Little Chapel Foundation’s restoration and refurbishment project, which aims to fully and sympathetically restore the chapel.
Phase one of the AFM project is lighting installation on the upper area of the chapel, which commenced in early January 2018 and is near completion. The next steps will include the installation of lighting in the lower floor and external lighting. The project also involves the installation of a power supply to the building, socket outlets and speaker cabling.
AFM suppliers, CI Lighting and Collingwood Lighting, have gifted materials for the project, whilst sister company Geomarine has assisted with the installation of ductwork for cable runs.
Mark Edgar, managing director of AFM, thanked his staff and suppliers who are helping with the project.
“Being part of The Little Chapel restoration is a great opportunity to ensure an important part of Guernsey’s heritage will be enjoyed by both locals and visitors to our Island for years to come. The addition of subtle lighting, both internally and externally, will enhance the ambience of the chapel by day and night.” said Mr Edgar.
John Silvester, chairman of The Little Chapel Foundation, said: “The very generous support we have received from AFM has enabled us to show the public that we are keen to produce a quality tourist attraction as well as restoring an island gem.”
On Sunday 25 March 2018, the Bailiff and Little Chapel patron Sir Richard Collas, will preview the work completed to date and express his thanks to those who are supporting the restoration of the chapel. The chapel will open to the public on Sunday 1 April 2018.
The Little Chapel Foundation was established in 2016. The Foundation continues to undertake substantial fundraising work to complete the restoration and refurbishment of the chapel.
The Little Chapel was built by Brother Deodat who started work in March 1914. The current version of the chapel is the third version and construction was finished circa 1930. It was continually added to, decorated and embellished until 1965.