Case Study: Preserving history and enhancing the visitor experience at Bluebell Railway

The custom made heritage lanterns at Bluebell Railway serve as a prime example of William Sugg’s expertise as heritage lighting specialists, particularly in railways which are often considered sites of cultural significance.  This case study illustrates our team’s ability to design and manufacture an exceptional lighting solution that not only seamlessly blends with the heritage…

Case Study: The revival of Tooting Broadway’s Iconic Grade II gas lamps

Wandsworth County Council chose William Sugg & Co. Ltd to restore the Grade II listed gas lamps in Tooting Broadway.  The historic gas lamps required extensive renovation to restore them to their original historic splendour.  Read the full case study here… The customer Wandsworth County Council recognised the importance of these lamps as an historic…

Case Study: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Gift

To honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, bespoke bronze sculptures and lanterns were commissioned by the Houses of Parliament and entirely funded by personal donations. Learn how artist Tim Crawley, with the help of William Sugg & Co. Ltd and Morris Singer Foundry, achieved practicality and beauty in this stunning tribute that celebrates all four countries…

Case Study: Elder Park Gates restoration project

Discover the Elder Park Gates refurbishment project, which involved William Sugg, heritage lighting specialists, in collaboration with the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust. This project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, and Glasgow City Council, showcases the importance of preserving historic landmarks. The customer This important…

Case Study: Hong Kong’s Duddell Street historic restoration

Discover the captivating story of lantern restoration in the heart of Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong district. William Sugg & Co. Ltd was called upon to revive the last remaining gas lamps on Duddell Street, a beloved landmark that has captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Learn how skilled artisans and craftspeople worked…

Case Study: Theatre Royal Drury Lane refurbishment

The William Sugg team was proud to be involved in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane refurbishment, which aimed to conserve its heritage and ensure it is passed down to future generations.  The project involved close attention to detail, historical design and handcrafting techniques alongside modern technologies such as 3D scanning and resin moulding. Historic lighting…

Case Study: Bespoke Arc lantern for UNESCO world heritage site

William Sugg & Co Ltd, designed and manufactured a unique lantern to be placed in Bergen Harbour. Our team’s expertise in creating distinctive designs ensured a perfect fit for the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s historical significance. The customer William Sugg & Co Ltd is renowned for providing lighting solutions that serve a diverse range of…

Case Study: Authentic heritage lighting for Mary Poppins Returns motion picture

Disney faced a daunting task remaking the classic ‘Mary Poppins’ film, beloved by audiences worldwide. ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ had to honour the original while feeling fresh for modern viewers. With William Sugg’s help, Disney aimed to recreate the original heritage lanterns’ unique look and feel, while updating them to match the new film’s creative direction….

Case Study: The Bomber Command Memorial

Discover the Bomber Command Memorial, a poignant tribute to 55,573 crew members who lost their lives in WWII. Designed by architect Liam O’Connor, the project required a skilled team, including William Sugg, to create the perfect lighting for this historical site on the south side of Piccadilly. The customer Located on the south side of…