London Bridge Substation

Location: Bermondsey Street substation
Date: 2019
Status: Commission | Permanent
Project Types: Public Art
Client: Team London Bridge, UKPN, Network Rail

In 2019, Team London Bridge in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture, UK Power Networks and Network Rail commissioned artists Nick Woodford, Matthew McGuinness and Jason Page to produce a striking mural for the façade of an otherwise easily overlooked substation on Bermondsey Street.

The Design

What A Buzz by artists Nick Woodford. Matthew McGuiness and Jason Page

London Bridge Substation © Agnese Sanvito

Nick Woodford. Matthew McGuiness and Jason Page’s series of murals captures food stories, using bright colours and harnessing the power of onomatopoeia to create an unmissable celebration of the unique and ever-evolving identity of this hub created in collaboration with London Bridge restauranteurs at Honest Burger, Comptoir Libanais, Nine Lives bar and Pizza Pilgrims.  

London Bridge Substation © Agnese Sanvito

The installation not only offered these businesses a creative platform to express themselves, but has also created a fun and engaging way for visitors, passers-by and foodies to discover more about this emerging food scene. Bringing this soundscape to life, Buzz marries the consistent hum of electrical current with the frenzy of the surrounding food hubs; turning its own quiet hum into the backing track for the clatter of plates and clinking glasses

London Bridge Substation © Agnese Sanvito

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