LONDON, UK, 2018
Richmond and Wandsworth Council appointed Light Bureau in late 2017 to re-light two significant bridges in South West London at Wandsworth and Putney.
Wandsworth Bridge dates back to the second world war, being built from steel and is simple in its architecture whereas the Grade II listed Putney Bridge was built in 1886 and designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette. The diverse bridge styles obviously require very different approaches; in the case for Putney, the general approach is sympathetic to the monumental stonework detail and presence, for Wandsworth the approach is more distinctive, expressing the industrial nature of its panels and structure.
Both bridges have strong cultural associations with the districts where they are located and Light Bureau has successfully achieved approvals for Stage 2 concept design. Stage 3 developed design and arranging of lighting tests are now underway. Completion of the lighting for both bridges is scheduled for late 2018.