Coin Street / South Bank Employers Group
Mark Major, Philip Rose
The re-lighting of Queen’s Walk on London’s South Bank between the Oxo Tower and the National Theatre formed part of a wider project to upgrade the structure of this popular part of the embankment, and improve the public realm.
The project was undertaken in two phases. We upgraded the existing cast-iron ‘Sturgeon Lights’ transforming them into highly efficient streetlights. Small perforations in the new reflectors allow the lantern body to glow, so that the original character of the lighting is retained.
The second phase was the installation of the LED festoon lights - 75% white and 25% blue - into some of the mature plane trees that line the walkway. Considerable time was spent mocking up the new LED lighting to get the density and colour balance exactly right, and to avoid damage to the trees.