25 Berkeley Square

About theproject

Client: Lazari Investments
Year: 2020
Location: London
Credit: Marc Johnson / Final Touch Advertising

Berkeley Square is a traditional London square in the heart of Mayfair having been surrounded by residential buildings with notable residents such as Winston Churchill, George Canning and Charles Rolls among others. Many of the buildings were later on turned into shops and recently into modern-day offices. With a romantic heritage, Berkeley Square has become one of London’s most prestigious addresses. 25 Berkeley Square is a Grade II-listed mixed-used building overlooking Berkeley Square within the Mayfair Conservation Area. Studio 29 was appointed as a lighting designer by Lazari Investments and was working alongside Forme UK architect to refurbish this 1906 building.

Studio 29's lighting scheme aims to celebrate the historical and architectural heritage of the building whilst being sympathetic to its surroundings. Several site surveys were undertaken to determine viewpoints to the building and to ensure that the lighting scheme would benefit the townscape and be considerate of the site context. A balance between highlighting various architectural details and keeping the light fittings discreet on the facade was also another key consideration. Only tested and tried luminaires were specified to ensure they were right for the job. The light fittings were also located hidden within the architectural details so that they are unnoticeable during the day. The final lighting scheme by Studio 29 for 25 Berkeley Square provided the scheme that honours the building heritage as well as future-proof the scheme by embracing the lighting technology and integrating them seamlessly into the building fabric.