On Thursday 18th January, London illuminated over 50 works created through the vision of UK and international artists. The works were created for London’s annual light festival Lumiere, which extends across London. We are delighted to have played a part in the festival, delivering a bespoke architectural lighting scheme. The feature includes animated projections under the iconic Westminster Bridge.
About the Westminster Project
Although our project was illuminated for Lumiere London, the installation is a permanent feature for people to admire. We were involved from the beginning of the planning and design of this landmark project. Lambeth Council worked with students in local schools and colleges to transform Westminster Bridge Road Arch with a lighting and art installation. Utilising this talent, Lambeth Council and Bouygues Energies & Services together have helped the bridge become a more attractive, safe, and artistic place to be.
“We are proud to be part of Lambeth Council’s on-going neighbourhood regeneration and this follows our successful involvement in the similar Streatham Skyline lighting scheme in 2014, as well as our borough-wide upgrade of lighting units,” remarks Tim Grier Bouygues Energies & Services, Director of Transport & Local Government.
Artwork from local schools, Morley College and from members of the public will be displayed under the bridge so the community is an intrinsic part of the project. The iron structure of Westminster Bridge is lit up in colour, enhancing the Victorian architecture and encouraging pedestrians to appreciate their form and structure. The colours are programmable and a calendar of special days and events will be developed to celebrate or commemorate local, national and international events.
Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite, Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, said the project: “…gives Westminster Bridge Road a much-needed uplift and a character that means a lot to the local community”.