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Sayer Street & The Meadow Highly Commended at LUX Awards

Michael Grubb Studio’s creative lighting design for Sayer Street & The Meadow was Highly Commended at the 2020 LUX Awards. 

Sayer Street and The Meadow are two exciting meanwhile public realm lighting schemes for Lendlease at Elephant Park that form part of the wider urban regeneration in Elephant & Castle. The Meadow is a playable and biodiverse linear landscape that links to Sayer Street, which is a contemporary reinterpretation of the modern high street.  

Lendlease appointed B|D Landscape Architects, Jan Kattein Architects and Michael Grubb Studio in December 2018 with the unusual challenge to design 1/2 a high street on a strip of land, only 4m wide and 100m long. The design was to encompass all that represents the social life of some of London’s best loved public spaces. The project complements a carefully curated food and beverage offer that recently opened on the opposite retail parade.

The Meadow is an important pedestrian link which connects Elephant & Castle station to the centre of the mixed-use development. Designed to capture the imagination all ages, the space is brought to life through sculpture, natural play and places to rest.   At night, the space is transformed by glowing light installations that mark the entrance to the park.