We are delighted to announce that Michael Grubb Studio has been selected by Westminster City Council to provide lighting design services for the Strand & Aldwych, London.
The Strand/Aldwych project includes the historic east/west link of the Strand and the Aldwych, which was built in the early 1900s. The area is home to Somerset House, King’s College London, LSE and St Mary le Strand Church, St Clement Dane Church as well as theatres, hotels and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Derived from the Old English word ‘strond’ meaning the edge of a river, the Strand has been a principal London street since AD 190, later becoming a historic processional route from the Palace of Westminster to St Paul’s Cathedral. It is also a gateway to the capital’s Theatreland and is used by an estimated 14 million people a year.
Today, Strand Aldwych is a notorious bottleneck for traffic heading from the City into the West End, with poor quality public spaces. Westminster City Council proposes to invest £28 million to transform it into an inviting, world-class cultural and learning quarter.
Michael Grubb Studio will be providing a Lighting Strategy before developing detailed designs.
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