West Croydon Interchange
Street and architectural feature lighting, 2013-2015
West Croydon Interchange is a £4.6million public realm and transport project that aims to create a welcoming, high quality and inclusive public realm across West Croydon by improving pedestrian, cycling, public transport and traffic management between West Croydon Railway, Tram and Bus Stations. A key task is to turn a series of highly fractured spaces into a coherent network of places.
Studio Dekka worked with Croydon’s PFI contractor and other key stakeholders to upgrade and re-align street lighting across the project area. The selection of lighting apparatus from the Croydon Public Realm Design Guide enables the scheme to maintain a coherence with the rest of the town centre. We also coordinated street lighting between the local authority and Transport for London, helping to reduce the volume of lighting equipment in high traffic pedestrian areas, such as between the tram stop and bus station concourse.
Ongoing elements within the project include improved lighting to the main railway station entrance on London Road, feature lighting to the buildings around the newly-named West Croydon Circus and a major new exterior lighting scheme for St Michael and All Angel’s Church that will increase the visibility and wayfinding value of a key part of the historic built fabric of Croydon.
With East Architecture Landscape and Urban Design for London Borough of Croydon
Part funded by the GLA.