Historic Gas Lamps to Shine Again

We worked closely with Historic England to help Streets Ahead find a sensitive design solution to retain, restore and repaint the lamps' original features.

Sheffield will see all the remaining original gas street lamps brought back to their former glory, as part of the Streets Ahead scheme. The historic street lamps will be powered by a specially designed solar power LED light that closely replicate the original lighting style. Installed between 1913 and 1935, the lights can be seen at various locations across the city. 

Craig Spafford, Streets Ahead Technical Officer said, “Working closely with Amey, Historic England and Pudsey Diamond we have been able to develop a solution that retains the lamps historical features whilst using the latest lighting technology... In their newly refurbished state, the lamps provide a nostalgic reminder of days gone by and remain lasting landmarks of Sheffield’s celebrated heritage.

Nicola Wray, Listing Adviser at Historic England said: “It’s great news historic gas lamps will shine once again in Sheffield. These lamps are notable survivals of a type of street furniture which were once common, but are increasingly rare".

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