Hollywell were commissioned to install a bespoke LED handrail for Limehouse Station, London E14. This challenging project was in collaboration with a specialist lighting fabricator and installed and connected by Hollywell engineers on site.
Limehouse Station in East London can trace its roots back to 1840, with the current Limehouse name being adopted more recently in 1987 just prior to the opening on the Docklands Light Railway. The station is a key hub linking commuters from Essex and East London with the financial district in the Canary Wharf area.
Improvements to Limehouse Station have been made throughout the past 30 years and the latest addition of LED handrail lighting is both a huge benefit to passenger safety as well as an improvement in terms of energy efficiency and light pollution – key concerns for all public infrastructure as we move to an increasingly environmentally aware built environment.
Hollywell enlisted the skills of specialist LED handrail company, Footfall Lighting Limited to fabricate a bespoke handrail which was assembled and installed by Hollywell on site. All parts of the build were custom made specifically for the site.
The finished handrail is a big improvement to the station. The design improves the customer experience and safety of the station and comes with a 3 hour emergency back up facility.
Hollywell hopes that the success of this project will lead to a roll out of similar LED handrails across the network and the knowledge and skills learnt during this project will no doubt prove invaluable moving forward.
Limehouse Station is on the DLR and London, Tilbury Southend Mainline operated by C2C
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