Romford

Public Realm Lighting Design, 2012-2015

Following a series of extensive consultations and design strategies, Victoria Road and The Battis in Romford were identified by the London Borough of Havering as the focus for a Transport for London Major Scheme aimed at enhancing transport links and improving the quality of public realm in Romford town centre.

Studio Dekka worked within a team led by Studio Weave on the design phase of the scheme that proposed extensive public realm and architectural feature line on both routes. A new street lighting design for Victoria Road improved lighting across the full width of the street and private forecourts, and established a new visual profile for street furniture in the town centre.

The Battis – a notoriously insecure but heavily trafficked pedestrian route between the railway station and electrical substation –  now terminates with a clear, open plaza that pre-empts the arrival of Crossrail in 2017. A complex series of lighting requirements alongside the dominant railway structure – retaining wall, arches, zig-zag alley – is resolved using a consistent family of LED luminaires whose shape references the form of the arches. Additional feature lighting to the substation and niches further enhance the sense of safety and security and compliment the colourful ground surface finish.

With Studio Weave for London Borough of Havering.