Sitting within Mandela Place, just off the City's George Square St George's Tron Church is an architectural gem and was singled out early on by the city council as a building to be illuminated as part of the City of Light strategy. The scheme itself is wholly white light but warm and cool, designed to accentuate and define the architectural form.
The tower was particularly hard to illuminate due to restricted access and the need to avoid costly crane based maintenance in what s one of Glasgow's busiest streets for both vehicles and pedestrians. To avoid this, a bracket system was developed for fittings with remote control gear that allowed for the arms of the brackets to be swung back to the main ventilation louvres for maintenance.
The louvres were also made removable at this time. This ingenious solution has saved an enormous amount over the years in potential maintenance costs and has made this very easy to look after.