Southbank Place is London’s newest exciting riverside development by the Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company. Scheduled for completion in 2019, it combines architectural excellence with an iconic setting to create some of the most sophisticated homes on offer in central London. The mix-use development is situated opposite the London Eye, with exceptional views across the river Thames to Whitehall.
DesignPlusLight worked in conjunction with interior designer Goddard Littlefair to light the rooms of the Grade II* listed marketing suite in the County Hall building, adjacent to Westminster bridge, in the former private offices of the GLC and the headquarters for The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. It offers unparalleled views of the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall. Steeped in British history, DesignPlusLight was briefed by interior designers Goddard Little fair to design a bespoke architectural lighting scheme with the level of luxury and finesse that would instantly communicate the quality of the finishes in the final development. Goddard Littlefair specially designed the decorative chandeliers in the project, with specialist advice from DPL on ensuring that they used the latest in energy efficient lighting.
DesignPlusLight created a high end, luxury lighting scheme to enhance the journey and seamlessly connect the entrance reception, through to the meeting rooms, display pods and finally into the sample suites. The heritage-listed building was brought back to its original state and new features were added that would seamlessly integrate with the historic fabric of the building. Our whole design ethos is to create layers of light that collectively enhance the perception of space and communicate an instant feel of exclusivity. Good architectural lighting should always compliment, but never take precedence over the interior design. We were extremely mindful of the heritage elements of the building from the outset, and this proved to be one of the most challenging aspects of the project. By working closely with the site engineers and design team, we were able to find creative solutions to illuminate each space.