Customer: Woodlands Site Services Ltd for Transport for London
Project: Walkway lighting for Nine Elms tube station
In February 2020, we were contacted to support a subway lighting project at the new Nine Elms tube station in London.
Situated in the Battersea district (Zone One on the tube network), Nine Elms tube station serves the rapidly growing business area close to New Covent Garden flower market and the American Embassy. The station opened back in September 2021 as part of the Northern line extension.
An old, unused archway was identified as an ideal path for passengers that were en route to a tube station and, as such, it became a stylish walkway. Due to two government lockdowns, the project was severely delayed, but our Safe-Way subway lighting units were installed just before the opening.
Not only are our Safe-Way units effective LED lighting solutions – typically for pedestrian underpasses, undercover car parks and stairwells – but they are also vandal-resistant, urban lighting systems. Our stainless steel enclosures are IP65 and exceed IK10. The Safe-Way has efficient, low energy LEDs which are 50% lower than PL units and which provide ample lighting that is both cost effective and environmentally friendly.
Simmonsigns’ London and South East Area Manager, Duncan Wells said: “It feels like a very long time since I visited this incredibly old and quirky archway – it was just before the first lockdown to measure up for a lighting design. However, given the transformation, it has been well worth the wait, converting from a derelict storage area into a stylish walkway that will be used by commuters every day.”
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