“Pride in our past, confidence in our future” proclaimed King Georg VI in reference to the 1951 Festival of Britain which took place on London’s Southbank, now part of a major redevelopment and a new outpost for Gail’s bakery. These words are now captured in a lighting installation that forms the centrepiece of the space.

The design evokes the industrial heritage of the site, represented by the choice of materials – concrete and burnished steel. During the festival a temporary installation featuring a screen of coloured balls by artist Reginal Hugo de Burgh Galwey entitled “Abacus” rain the length of York Road, this has been reinterpreted in the lighting features that adorn the walls of the bakery.

A bespoke jesmonite table by Olivia Aspinall Studio completes the space.

Location: Southbank
Status: Completed (2018)
Client: Gail’s