Located to the south of Buckingham Palace, Victoria Station is the second largest train station in London after Waterloo with around 1.5 million passengers passing through it each week. Right next to this is Victoria tube station, which since 2010 has been extensively modernised, among other things with the new Northern Ticket Hall below Bressenden Place. As part of this modernisation, the area around the station has also been redesigned and enriched with the warm light of Selux Lanova light columns.
Victoria Station was built according to the plans of Robert Jacomb-Hood and opened in 1860. It acts an important transport hub, both for the many commuters from Outer London and South East England and for visitors to England’s capital city. In addition it serves as the Central London terminus for Gatwick Express and Gatwick Southern trains from Gatwick Airport. As a result, Victoria Station is a first port of call for many visitors to the capital and is responsible for their first impressions of the megacity.
The public space of the station forecourt illuminated with elegant light from an iconic Lanova light column by Selux. On the one hand, the optics system incorporates high-performance mirror optics for comfortable anti-glare for exterior applications, while on the other it provides efficient and virtually loss-free light guidance. The cylindrical shape of the luminaires and their black steel poles blend into the setting of the square perfectly. The result is an open, clearly arranged space, which offers a high level of sojourn quality for both commuters and tourists.