Little London, London.
LIGHTING FOR INDUSTRIAL STYLE CAT A FIT-OUT.
LITTLE LONDON, LONDON.
Lighting for industrial style cat A fit-out.
Duration: 8 Months
Fitout: Peldon Rose
Situated on the south side of the River Thames, next to Tower Bridge, the area of Shad Thames used to be the largest industrial warehouse complex in London during the Victorian times. The area went into decline in the 20th century. Due to cheap accommodation, many artists lived here in the 1970s.
The regeneration of the Shad Thames started in the 1980's and 1990's when the disused warehouses started to be converted to expensive flats and restaurants. Today, Shad Thames is a vibrant area offering a high standard of work+live+play.
MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO WORK.
Three former industrial buildings: The Mill House, Dockyard and The Lantern, have been recently redeveloped by TSP into one workplace destination called Little London. Connected by a central courtyard, Little London forms a natural community that offers more than just a place to work.
Approached directly by TSP in September 2017, the client had an idea of the look and feel for the new lighting. They had done their research and chosen the luminaires they thought would best reflect their position in the market.
THE DESIGN BRIEF.
We worked with the RCP created by designers at Peldon Rose and produced a layout with supporting lighting calculations to fit with the planned air-conditioning units. After an initial site meeting and the sample sign off, full lighting design and visuals were produced by our lighting design team.
The Mill House space boasts 3m high exposed ceilings, raw organic materials and plenty of daylight. The design brief for the lighting scheme was a contemporary design with industrial feel and compliance with CIBSE guidelines. The luminaire used for the general office lighting was the Oka Suspended.
The Oka sets new standards in office lighting. Designed with attention to detail, it will impress the purists with its clean lines, slim body and a minimalist suspension system. The diamond microprismatic diffuser distributes a low glare homogeneous light. All office lighting was specified and supplied in a contemporary matte black finish. This highlights the black colour of the metal rafts and beams, while enhancing the industrial feel of the building.
“ The design objective for the overall look and feel was to create a blank canvas open plan office space which celebrated the raw and industrial feel of the building. “
Managing Director 299 Lighting
With the aim to bring the space back to a minimalist and industrial design, the stairwells were lit with architectural tubular luminaires Nile Surface. In the new reception area of the Mill House, in ground slim linear profiles were installed in the concrete floor in a regular pattern. The design creates a level of excitement and a bold visual focus.