Bermondsey Street Tunnel Lights

by Southwark Council Engineers (2009)

Location: This railway tunnel spans Bermondsey Street from Tooley Street to St Thomas Street and the junction with Crucifix Lane where Fully Charged is located.

The Bermondsey Street Tunnel creative lighting system has the capacity to display up to 16 million colours and can be programmed to show almost any conceivable combination of them. This means that themed illuminations for every kind of festival, event and celebration can be created.

The lighting is energy efficient, consuming 40 per cent less power than the previous equipment installed in the tunnel, whilst still providing more light.

Commissioned and designed by Southwark Council.

Connections: The work formed part of the Light at the End of the Tunnel programme (2002-2012), which upgraded tunnels across North Southwark and North Lambeth by making them clean, safe and well illuminated.

Other local lighting artworks include the Illuminated River design by Leo Villareal for London Bridge itself, visible after dark, and Thomas Heatherwick’s Boiler Suit building wrap at Guy’s Hospital on Great Maze Pond.