William Sugg & Co. Ltd’s roots date back to 1837. We are the only surviving traditional gas lighting manufacturer in the UK with almost 200 years of experience in lighting design and technology. With this depth and breadth of experience in traditional lighting design and technology, best practice, engineering, design and maintenance, William Sugg & Co. Ltd are at the forefront of the industry and considered a world leader and trusted expert in the heritage lighting field.

Here are a few pieces of our work that we're particularly proud of, but contact us to find out more! Interested in seeing what we're up to? Why not sign up to our newsletter...

Lighting Up Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Key project elements:

  • Bespoke design and 3D modelling
  • Gas flambeaux technical considerations
  • Gas Safe Engineering and installation
  • Exterior light refurbishment – St Katherines Street and Drury Lane entrance

Authentic Heritage Lighting (with a twist) for 'Mary Poppins Returns' Motion Picture

Key project elements:

  • 200+ special effect gas lanterns
  • 10 weeks lead time
  • Historical lantern designs, enhanced lighting effects for film, traditional handcrafting.

Lighting The Bomber Command Memorial

Key project elements:

  • Modern energy efficient light source
  • Traditional manufacture and construction methods
  • Historical design
  • Important landmark of historical significance

Heritage Site Lighting in London

William Sugg & Co. Ltd is a world leader in heritage lighting and the only surviving, original gas lighting company in the country. Since the company’s inception in 1837 William Sugg & Co. Ltd has demonstrated extensive experience in Historical Lamps and Listed Buildings, particularly in London. Below is a selection of some (but not all) examples of work carried out at key sites within the city.

Lighting for Listed buildings

William Sugg & Co. Ltd gas lanterns are in use within Westminster and can be seen in Covent Garden, Old Sessions House Clerkenwell, London Dungeon but to name a few. Services provided include:

  • Exterior gas lighting for Houses of Parliament
  • Refurbishment of New Palace Yard traditional lighting
  • Installation and repair of lanterns on a variety of schemes at Buckingham Palace
  • Manufacture of the ‘Barry Globe’ based on the original design of Charles Barry known for his rebuilding work on the Palace of Westminster

The team at William Sug & Co. Ltd has much experience working at sensitive and occupied sites and related working and security implications. Below is an outline of some sites William Sugg & Co. Ltd have worked at recently:

  • Palace of Westminster
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Trinity House
  • House of Lords

Restoring Historic Gas Lamps in Hong Kong

Key project elements:

  • Restoration of historic gas lamps
  • Remodelling for all weathers and long term durability
  • Evaluating extreme weather damage to lighting

Restoration of Tooting Broadway Gas Lamps

Key project elements:

  • Careful refurbishment of existing lanterns and columns
  • Repair of disused gas elements
  • Reinstatement of new fittings

Spectacular Restoration at Elder Park

Key project elements:

  • Restoration of original fittings
  • Manufacture of replica elements
  • Consultation and installation with local stakeholders