Project Details

Name of Project: 
Westway, London
Lighting Design:Urban Eye
Fittings Used on Project

Francis Searchlights


Press Release

Most London Councils operate an ongoing and rolling urban regeneration programme. One such scheme for Kensington and Chelsea has been the ‘Westway Project’, a project to regenerate the concrete bridges around the areas of Ladbroke Grove and Portobello Road.

Working in conjunction with Transport for London, Kensington & Chelsea Council, the Westway Development Trust and visual consultant Urban Eye, Light Projects has supplied and focussed lighting fittings to complement the artwork and transform the grey and oppressive concrete into a light and bright canvas.

A clever mix of lighting was used for downlighting and to cross-graze the underside of the bridges and road structures. This included 70w / 150w 4° metal halide projectors, 36w RGB colour changing DMX controlled projectors and festoon lighting. The combined effect has dramatically enhanced the area both by day (white paint and artwork) and at night time using illuminations, improving pedestrian health and safety and bringing life to previously dark and foreboding places. The area has now been adopted by the local community and remains almost wholly graffiti and vandal-free.