This magnificent building, established as both a place of worship and a community centre, distribution operation are integrated is the largest of its kind in Europe.
No steel was used in the construction of its basic fabric, demanding instead the use of ‘natural’ hand carved materials such as marble, stone and wood.
In the temple itself, unique cast aluminium luminaires were created to blend unobtrusively with the marble structure, and both white SON and metal halide light sources carefully selected and positioned to enhance the natural appearance of the diverse materials.
For the community centre, specially tooled glass moulds were used to evoke a traditional Indian style lantern for the
for the main lighting which, along with other sympathetically chosen standard products, comprised a scheme employing over 2000 luminaires.