Tate Lettering


Southwark, London

Project name: Tate Lettering
Location: Southwark, London
Lighting Designer: Original design by Ron Haselden

Project Summary

After helping out an electrical contractor update a past project, we were asked if we were interested in carrying out the refurbishment of some feature signage commissioned in 2007 Southwark Council via Millennium Quest. Always keen to take on a challenge, the project seemed perfect for us as it involved designing a complete new weatherproof LED system with suitable IP rated drivers, something we are used to working on every day of the week!

Originally created by sculptor and light artist Ron Haselden as part of his Art in the Arches work, each letter is formed as a separate unit approx 2mts tall, with fabricated steel bars supporting the individual IP rated LED modules. Each letter was first completely stripped down to enable the sandblasting and preparation of the steelwork which was then powder coated in a silver finish to clients specification. Once this was completed, the painstaking task could then begin of fitting the individual LED modules in carefully designed arrays to form each relevant letter once illuminated.

The end result provides a stunning display in an otherwise plain road tunnel.