12th June 2018

And we are go….! As revealed in Time Out, this Saturday 16th June will mark phase one of the opening of Leake Street Arches. Following investment into the sensitive restoration of the railway arches, as well as the introduction of a new, state-of-the-art lighting system, (designed in collaboration with graffiti artists to better showcase their work) Leake Street Arches will be home to eight new independent businesses. The completion of phase one this week, sees the official opening of Banh Bao Brothers, Draughts Waterloo, Aures London and Rat Bar @ 26 Leake Street. Smuggling in new flavours from the old […]
1st March 2018

Today sees the opening of a new pedestrian walkway flanked by hoardings showcasing the work of four local graffiti artists. The new access route connects people from Westminster Bridge Road and Addington Street through the Leake Street Arches development and into Leake Street tunnel (or vice versa!). Last November, we launched a competition for graffiti artists who work on Leake Street to submit their ideas and designs for the hoardings alongside the new walkway. Whilst the Graffiti Tunnel is one of the UK’s largest legal spaces for graffiti artists to show their work, the new Leake Street Arches development will […]
13th February 2018

We are delighted to report that this week, Leake Street Arches has been shortlisted for not just one but two property industry awards! On Monday 12th February, it was announced that LSA had been shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture’ for the RTPI Planning Excellence Awards. Organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute, these are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society. The event is made up of thirteen awards including Planning Consultancy of […]
25th January 2018

The second edition of Lumiere London drew to a close on Sunday 21st January 2018, with organisers and critics declaring the festival an emphatic success. London’s cityscape was transformed over four nights, as its streets, buildings and public spaces were illuminated by more than 50 artworks by UK and international artists from 14 different countries. First estimates indicate that there were more than 1.5 million visits to the festival over four nights, with visitors traversing the pedestrianised city centre and taking in sites across six city destinations: London’s West End, King’s Cross, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Westminster & Victoria, and South Bank […]
9th January 2018

Lumiere London, the UK’s largest light festival, that is returning to the city from 18th to 21st January, has today announced its full programme, including several installations on the South Bank. The newly revealed South Bank artworks are perfectly located for those already heading to Waterloo to see our Leake Street installation, who can now enjoy a full evening exploring the neighbourhood. The Light on Their Feet: Footfalls for Rambert by David Ward (UK), Rambert Building: Inspired by one of Edgar Degas’ sculptures of a dancer, Artist David Ward has photographed the soles of the feet of each of Rambert’s […]