Bespoke lighting solutions to revitalise Nottingham’s urban landscape

Broadmarsh, a former shopping centre spread over 8 hectares in Nottingham, is undergoing a major city centre development to reconnect streets with a green space at its heart. As part of the urban transformation, the city wanted to create spaces where both residents and visitors would feel at home by day and by night.

Nottingham City Council appointed the lighting design consultancy Michael Grubb Studio to deliver the lighting strategy and design for various areas of this wider public realm project, including underpass lighting on Sussex Street.

Michael Grubb Studio specified Schréder to supply bespoke lighting solutions that would bring the lighting vision to life based on our track record of delivering luminaires that meet the project requirements.

A collaborative project to enhance the public realm

As part of the project, we worked collaboratively with Michael Grubb Studio and the wider design team including Townsend Landscape Architects, Pick Everard as well as Nottingham City Council to ensure that the specified lighting solutions enhance Nottingham’s architectural landscape and public realm without compromising pedestrian safety and cohesion. Each location, from Sussex Street to Carrington Street, Collin Street and Lister Gate, received lighting solutions tailored to their unique requirements and characteristics.

Bespoke lighting transforms Sussex Street underpass

The Sussex Street area has undergone a remarkable transformation. Previously inaccessible and uninviting, this underpass has been transformed into a vibrant amphitheatre-style space. With the city looking to host events during both day and night in this public space, it was important to create a welcoming nocturnal atmosphere.

Michael Grubb Studio designed a dynamic scheme to bring the space, including the vibrantly painted murals, to life with floodlights suspended overhead. As the tram structure could not be impacted, ILUM MARK floodlights were installed in bespoke clamping systems.

Our Schréder SIGNATURE team customised these highly versatile linear floodlights to meet the requirements of the project.

Tailored lighting solutions to connect Broadmarsh streets

The steps connecting Sussex Street to Middle Hill have been fitted with bespoke ALINEA LED handrails to invite people into the area and make use of the large open spaces for recreational activities.

Part of the former shopping centre in Middle Hill has been transformed into amphitheatre steps with a large open space for relaxation and outdoor events.

A safe and inviting public realm for the community

By providing clear visual guidance, light shows and connectivity between spaces, the new energy-efficient urban lighting has played a key role in creating vibrant public spaces in Broadmarsh, promoting a sense of safety and community engagement while encouraging footfall.

Design Team

Lighting Manufacturer: Urbis Schréder
Lighting Design: Michael Grubb Studio
Landscape Architect: Townshend Landscape Architects
Project Management: Pick Everard