Erith Lighthouse is a pavilion on the Thames at Erith, designed to host a series of events throughout Summer 2017.

With a structure made of theatrical rigging clad in coloured polycarbonate, the building will be a distinctive and colourful presence on the riverfront. In its siting, form and function, the building evokes the fragile structures that once lined the Thames in Erith whilst also borrowing languages from Erith’s industrial present and recent history. It celebrates Erith’s connection to the river in the context of significant growth in the local area.

Designed by DK-CM and curated by The Decorators, Erith Lighthouse was commissioned by the London Borough of Bexley and funded by the Mayor’s London Regeneration Fund as part of Bexley’s Greater Erith Programme that is aimed at reactivating the town centre and making the most of Erith’s unique setting by the River Thames. The project builds on Erith Meanwhile, a meanwhile use strategy developed by DK-CM and The Decorators for the London Borough of Bexley in 2016.

The Lighthouse opened on 10 August 2017.

Download the programme here and book an event here.

Client London Borough of Bexley, Supported by Mayor of London
Dates 2016-17
Collaborators The Decorators, Europa, Nicholas Alexander, Blue, Amy Gill