Hackney Marshes is well known as the home of the grass roots of British football and has recently been upgraded with a new sports centre, the South Marsh Community Hub. The facility is an eye-catching new building with a stylish lighting scheme designed by Mindseye featuring RIDI Lighting’s VENICE-A surface mount light channel.
Funded by the London Borough of Hackney and the London Development Agency, the two-storey development is designed to increase visitors to the area and is comprised of a cafe, spectator area and community classrooms on the first floor and a large area of changing rooms on the ground floor. Architect Stanton Williams had a strong vision for the project and were keen to use a lighting design consultant who could enhance the overall effect of the building by integrating with the architecture of the building. Mindseye worked in close collaboration with the architect from an early stage and were able to influence design details for successful integration of the luminaires.