Wood Green

Street, public realm and architectural lighting design, ongoing.

High Road runs north-south between Wood Green and Turnpike Lane Underground Stations. The high street accommodates chain and independent retailers, a major shopping centre, strategic public transport interchanges and perpendicular links to adjacent neighbourhoods.

In parallel with major public realm and landscaping works, Studio Dekka developed a street lighting scheme that deploys energy efficient, white light luminaires to create a safer and more hospitable night-time environment. The scheme includes new column layouts around key junctions to open out views and pedestrian crossing routes, the introduction of wall-mounted street lights along narrow footways and the development of bespoke luminaires and brackets for new and existing columns to integrate with the simpler, high quality visual profile of new street furniture.

In addition, a series of feature lighting interventions mark key public buildings and public spaces. Special tree lights mounted on landmark trees at Duckett’s Common, signage lighting at the historic Gaumont Cinema building and special feature lighting columns at Lymington and Dovecote Avenues (housing electrical supplies for market traders) increase the sense of an active streetscene after dark.

With East Architecture Landscape and Urban Design for London Borough of Harringey

Part funded by TfL.

Associated Projects: Green Lanes