Greenleaf Illuminations

Greenleaf Road, William Morris ward

‘Greenleaf Illuminations’ is a lighting-led public improvement realm strategy that seeks to enhance the visibility and character of building frontages, forecourts and natural features at the gateway to Greenleaf Road, particularly after nightfall.

The strategy will bring light to a series of partially obscured, poorly lit spaces adjacent to the footway between Hoe Street and Brookdale Road. In place of a singular gesture, the scheme will create a composition of tailored lighting interventions that improve the image and experience of the street as a whole and act as a catalyst for further improvements.

It sets an ambition for Greenleaf Road to become a pleasant route and important civic centre that has a coherent and distinctive character and that feels safe to inhabit and pass by during the day and after dark.


Publica is a London-based public realm and urban design consultancy that provides advice to major landowners, developers, local authorities, architects, and community organisations. We champion innovative and inclusive approaches to urban growth, design, planning and policy that are driven by a sense of responsibility and a duty of care to the cities where we work.

Publica works at a variety of scales, from the detailed spatial aspects of a single street, to the spatial, socio-economic and cultural visions for an entire district. All of our proposals are strategic and research-led, combining active fieldwork and engagement with local stakeholders with an extensive and thorough study and analysis of international best practice.