We are extremely pleased to reveal our involvement in a pair of sculptures that were commissioned by the Houses of Parliament as a gift for H.M. Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee earlier in 2022.  They were unveiled on December 14th 2022 by H .M King Charles III in New Palace Yard.  The gift – a pair of unique bronze sculptures featuring the heraldic beasts of the United Kingdom – incorporate magnificent crowns and will also serve as illuminated beacons.

We have been supplying interior and exterior decorative and heritage lighting for 185 years and are known as the heritage lighting specialists and world-class leaders in the field.  William Sugg & Co. Ltd have produced work of the highest standards of manufacture, for generations. Examples of our work can be seen lighting thoroughfares, parks and important buildings throughout London, the UK, and the world. They can even be spotted on the big screen in some of them most iconic television and film from Mary Poppins to Eastenders!

The bronze crowns which measure approximately 1.1 metres high and 0.8 metres in diameter, were handmade in Sugg’s workshops and took several months to make.

Lucy Bubb, Managing Director of William Sugg & Co. Ltd said: “We were delighted to have been involved in this prestigious commission to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The design was an initial concept from Tim Crawley, honed to the final design after many hours of collaboration between Tim and William Sugg. While we remain deeply saddened that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was not able to unveil these incredible gifts herself, we are thrilled that His Majesty King Charles III has now officially revealed these to the public. They are a true celebration of this magnificent landmark of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, and we are privileged to have been involved in such a project.”

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Gift | ©UK Parliament/Roger Harris
©UK Parliament/Roger Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Sugg – descendant of William and historical consultant to William Sugg & Co. Ltd. who also manages the website William Sugg History commented:

 “Lighting continues to play an important and much-loved role in London’s history. William Sugg has had a close relationship with the Parliamentary Estate and the Royal Household for over 150 years. They first installed ‘Globe’ gas lamps on the main gates of the Houses of Parliament and around Parliament Square in about 1870 and the lamps on Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle were ordered in 1901. The crown motif has been incorporated into lighting on numerous occasions by Sugg for Royal premises.”

Queen's Jubilee gift _ ©UK Parliament_Jessica Taylor
©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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