Service in the Spotlight – Specialist Lighting

TGA Specialist Lighting brings together a group of experienced lighting designers who are passionate about lighting and the built environment.

Our lighting designers have many years of collective experience working on a diverse range of projects including retail, office, residential, education, healthcare and urban lighting. We are equally comfortable discussing visual comfort, circadian cycles, focus and materials as we are calculating glare ratings, power loads or lux levels.

Lighting design is the union of technical expertise and artistic vision. It can influence health and wellbeing and help drive sustainability. At its best, lighting can transform a space adding a different layer of intrigue and interest. We focus our designs on the impact of lighting on the end user as a human being while making sure the technical aspects are working smoothly.

Everything TGA’s Specialist Lighting team offers across various project sectors can be found here – Specialist Lighting – tga (

The Specialist Lighting team at TGA is led by Associate James Davison and he has given us the latest updates from the team below…


What Projects are TGA’s Specialist Lighting Team working on currently? 

There are a good amount of projects the team are currently working on, listed below. They range from public realm to museum space and Grade 1 listed buildings.

Redcar Town Deal

Street Lighting, public realm and cityscape

Durham Light Infantry Museum and Gallery

High end gallery and museum space

Raby Rising

Numerous aspects including gallery accommodation, heritage works and external landscape

West Malling Retirement Village

Interior design works including bar and restaurant space and external landscaping

Redhills Durham Miners Institute

Heritage project including office accommodation and exhibition space

Grainger Market

Redevelopment of this Grade 1 listed market building and adjacent public realm streetscape


Have there been any recent project wins? 

We are pleased to say the team are still securing more projects to keep us busy!

Some very recent ones include Hull Public Realm, Southern Blockhouse, Hull and Guisborough and Eston Recreational, as well as the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.


Any recently completed projects?

Ledston Hall was completed in 2023 and won the Refurbishment and Renovation of the Year – Insider Property Awards Yorkshire 2023.

The Plotters’ Forest at Raby opened in 2022, with us revisiting in 2023 to complete improvements to the Bluetooth mesh. The entire Raby Rising project is also due to complete in spring this year with all at TGA really looking forward to seeing the end result of a fantastic project!


Are there any courses a member of the lighting team has passed recently or any qualifications gained? 

Meghana has received an A* in the LIA Certificate Course from the Lighting Industry Academy and also passed the Interior Lighting Design course from the Chelsea College of Arts, a constituent college of the University of Arts in London.


Visuals seem to have been a big part of TGA’s lighting work of late?

Lighting is a very visual medium and we’ve been producing some first-rate renders with our colleagues in BIMTS, from external lighting schemes to bespoke chandelier installations.