‘The Light House Complex’, a mixed use scheme comprising 179m2 commercial space and 9, 2 x bedroom homes, celebrates the birthplace of British Film and its most remarkable local inventor. Known simply as ‘Daddy Paul’ in the film industry, Robert Paul (1869-1943) who lived, worked and filmed in the nearby streets, invented and pioneered films and projections of local characters and stories. LPA have created a light defusing void that cuts through the substantial massing of this building. Like ‘Daddy Paul’s’ ‘urban lense’, the building and its ‘light beam’ reflects and projects into local life. This major complex provides a shimmering tribute and a distinctive focal point on the local streetscape.