Merchant Square, Paddington


European Land


Robin Partington Architects, Townshend Landscape Architects

Following the successful completion of the first two buildings, StudioFractal continues its involvement in the next phase of this ambitious mixed-use development in central London. Upon completion, this 11 acre Paddington estate will comprise high-quality commercial, retail, hotel and residential buildings, all set within a carefully landscaped public realm.

A lighting masterplan was developed to allow each building to present a different character within the Merchant Square community. Lighting has been carefully integrated within buildings and landscaping, linking internal and external spaces and emphasising the high-quality materials, textures and forms. The balance of light and tone provides a warmly welcoming night-time presence, currently occupied by nearly 10,000 workers and residents.