The Gillard Group won an international award for the St Thomas Church, Tester.
The design is rich in symbolism but simple and elegant in execution. The Tester appears to hover unaided.
The Tester lights the altar below and Christ’s sculpture in the background while providing soft indirect lighting on the ceiling and surrounds.
The internal workings of the Tester required complex engineering and careful thought about weight, maintenance and aesthetics.
The Tester is big, yet sits elegantly within St Thomas Church.