Hoe Street

Architectural lighting design, 2012-2014.

Hoe Street connects Walthamstow Central Underground Station and the Waltham Forest Civic Quarter at Forest Road. Alongside a series of shop front improvements delivered by the architects in collaboration with artists and graphic designers, Studio Dekka illuminated five key buildings along the one-mile route with the aim of enhancing the distinctive built character of the high street.

The lighting designs for three landmark public houses – The Goose, The Old Rose and Crown and The Bell – focused on the materials and decorative plaster-work that is characteristic of pubs in this part of north east London. Our sensitive approach to these aesthetic qualities emphasise the social, cultural an community value of the building after dark, such as the community theatre hosted by the Rose and Crown. New lighting to the gilded mural, clock tower and canopy of Central Parade and the turret of Salvage Electrical complete the sequence.

Studio Dekka also provided ad hoc lighting advice for signage lighting and special tree lighting across the project team.

For London Borough of Waltham Forest with East Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design.