To mark our 10th birthday, we’ve picked out ten lighting design projects from our portfolio that are particularly special. We’re really lucky to have worked across a diverse range of design projects over the last decade and here we share a little insight into the ones that stand out.

Manchester United Nike Superstore 

As one of our first projects and our first magazine cover (good old Lighting magazine, as was) we still hold a torch for this project. It demonstrated that we were willing to push boundaries and do – at the time – quite innovative things in retail, which was very high contrast compared to standard, generic shopping environments.

Lighting Design Soccer Retail Store Red Light Tunnel Designers Nulty

News Corp HQ  

This riverside office space stands out because it was a huge project that had a real variety of environments within it. The lighting design had to reflect five different brands and it put a line in the sand for us winning fantastic workplace business. It was super demanding and showcased our ability to deliver a complex project quickly.

Ceiling Light Sculpture Office Conference Room Lighting Designers London Nulty

Chelsea Barracks  

We were a relatively young practice when we were appointed to work on the internal (coming soon!) and external areas (more here) of this prestigious development – it was a wonderful achievement. It showed that we were able to deliver a higher quality of service and innovate in ways that some of our competitors were not able to.

Exterior Lighting Historic Chapel Bell Tower Steps Handrails Facade Illumination Chelsea Barracks London Design Consultants Nulty

Baylis Old School  

The redevelopment of this Grade II listed Brutalist secondary school demonstrated that you don’t need lots of hardware to light a space beautifully. The design was very much about the application of light on the exterior surfaces – it’s a technically excellent scheme that we’re still very proud of.

Exterior Architectural Lighting Design Converted Secondary School Residential Development Brutalist Architecture Consultants London Nulty

Leake Street Arches  

Back in 2017 this famed graffiti tunnel was thoughtfully regenerated, which included an overhaul of the lighting. The scheme we designed is a key part of the personality of the space, and it has facilitated a whole arts movement and curated programme. We treasure this project and because it’s on our doorstep, we get to experience it day in, day out.

Architectural Lighting Design Scheme Graffiti Tunnel Leake Street Arches Waterloo London Nulty

London Underground Station Design Idiom  

We still pinch ourselves about this one. Creating the lighting design concept for the design idiom (that aims to build on the iconic brand of the Underground and nurture its design heritage) was such a privilege. Through close collaboration we inspired London Underground to innovate, think differently about light and embrace new ways of using light to create more personality in a space.

Lighting Design Concept London Underground Station Walkway Blue Interior Consultants Nulty

DIFC Gate Village Dubai 

The vibrant architectural lighting scheme for the DIFC public realm is the perfect example of how to connect people and places through light. The project gave an identity to what had previously been a back of house through-road. Who doesn’t love a splash of colour to brighten the day?

Illuminated Colour Changing Bridge Walkway Dynamic Light Installation DIFC Gate Village Consultants Nulty

County Mall   

For something that was a pretty robust piece of out-of-town architecture, we were able to use lighting to both reduce energy savings and give the space a fresh new look. Yet that wasn’t it. To acknowledge the area’s link to the aviation industry, we created a flock of illuminated birds that glide through the lofty atrium – a distinct feature that gives County Mall its own identity, and it’s something we still love.

Atrium Lighting Installation Blue Illuminated Flying Birds Shopping Centre UK Designers Nulty

Fenchurch Street Office 

The interactive entrance lobby that we designed really set the tone for this clean, minimalistic, and beautiful workspace. The motion-sensitive tunnel changes from black to bold colours as people walk through the space creating a memorable and dramatic experience.

Light Art Colour Blocking Tunnel Business Reception Elevators Designers Nulty

The Ned  

Although incredibly complicated, this hotel and members’ club project was magnificent. The historical importance of the building meant overcoming challenges and narrow requirements, but we managed it… delivering a sympathetic and elegant lighting scheme for what’s now an iconic destination.

Interior Lighting Scheme Art Deco Luxury Bar Pendants Historic Building Consultants Nulty

Image credits: Man U © Nike | News Corp HQ © David Churchill | Chelsea Barracks, Baylis Old School, Leake Street Arches, County Mall, Fenchurch Street Office © James French | London Underground © London Underground & Studio Egret West | DIFC © Alex Jeffries Photography | The Ned © The Ned