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Silvertown, London

Michael Grubb Studio was appointed by Lendlease to provide a Public Realm Lighting Strategy for Silvertown, a major £3.5 billion regeneration project for Newham Council, set on the north side of The Thames in London’s Docklands, situated between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.

The 7 million square foot development will provide offices, a tech hub, up to 3000 new homes and 21,000 jobs. A school, health centre and shops are also included in the plan and an innovative new bridge will cross the Royal Docks to get people to Custom House station and Crossrail.

The Lighting Strategy was developed by Michael Grubb Studio in conjunction with Landscape Architects, Churchman Thornhill Finch and was subsequently submitted as part of the planning application in 2019.  The team of designers working on the project includes: Prior and Partners, AHMM, DRMM, West 8, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Maccreanor Lavington, with Arup advising on transport and Aecom on infrastructure.

The Lighting Strategy for Silvertown reflects the project’s ambition to re-imagine it’s future as a place to live, create, work and play. The lighting will help to define Silvertown, not only as a desirable residential location, but as a vibrant waterside destination. The Strategy will create character and identity that celebrate the site’s close connection to the water and it’s architectural heritage.  Taking inspiration from the past and expanding Silvertown’s creative horizons and potential in order to re-connect people and place.




London, UK


Strategy & Masterplanning

Scope of Works

Strategy & Masterplanning



Project Budget

£3.5 Billion

Design Team

Churchman Thornhill Finch, Prior and Partners, AHMM, DRMM, West 8, Arup, Michael Grubb Studio