The Featherstone Building, Old Street district, London

A bespoke lighting product for a unique City workspace

Housing tech businesses and start-ups in the City of London, The Featherstone Building is an industrial-inspired, 126,700 square foot office and retail workspace.

The intelligent net-zero carbon building, which uses smart sensors to reduce or optimise energy usage, has achieved Platinum SmartScore, an EPC ‘A’ Rating, WiredScore Platinum, AirScore Design & Operation Gold and BREEAM Outstanding.

Lighting design specialists Pritchard Thermis asked Whitecroft to develop a fully bespoke lighting system that would enhance the building’s sustainability credentials and complement its unique industrial heritage and architecture.

A custom made, circular solution

Whitecroft’s design team worked with Pritchard Themis and M&E contractors Skanska UK to custom design and manufacture 1300 bespoke linear lighting units with 20 variations, including presence detectors and emergency lighting.

This collaboration included several joint reviews of lighting prototypes at Whitecroft’s Ashton-under-Lyne design centre, helping to create a lighting system that met every objective.

The modular, upgradeable lighting enables the facilities team to change individual components as needed, rather than replace entire units, helping to reduce both waste and whole life carbon.


Custom Made luminaires


Variations of product developed


SQ FT premium office space

Key Facts

Project Name

The Featherstone Building




Derwent London





Lighting Consultant

Pritchard Themis

The Featherstone Building Custom Made Lighting
The Featherstone Building Custom Made Lighting

Custom Made Makes Sense

Are you looking for a Custom Made solution?

A Custom Made solution is the ideal response to meet your bespoke requirements. It enables a specific aesthetic to be achieved. It makes it possible to create a sense of space in the environment. And for the lighting to be accommodated in a unique space without compromising on performance.

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