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All luminaires at Everton stadium to have replaceable parts

Bramley-Moore Stadium will feature luminaires with replaceable parts

All 14,000 luminaires supplied for the interior of the new Bramley-Moore stadium for Everton Football Club on Liverpool Docks will have replaceable parts, it has been confirmed.

Whitecroft Lighting – which has just secured the prestigious contract – says that the luminaires and lighting control systems on the job will have replaceable parts, which will minimise the need for new materials and waste in the future and reduce the whole life carbon of each product.

The deal covers the stadium’s main areas, including the concourse, concession areas, press areas, stairwells, corridors, player and staff areas and corporate hospitality.

Due to finish late next year, the 52,000-capacity stadium is currently being built with the installation of the first lights set to start in autumn 2023. Whitecroft will work with main contractor Laing O’Rourke, M&E contractor Crown House Technologies and design consultants Buro Happold.

Some 60 per cent of the luminaires have been specified to water ingress protection and be able to withstand a corrosive coastal environment.

Whitecroft’s Avenue Metro Surface, a modular linear LED system, has been specified for the concourse, corridors, corporate and several other areas, while the Mirage LED Surface range, a circular suspended downlight with a cast aluminium body, will be suspended along perimeters to light the concessions, signage, and information panels.

All body parts will be manufactured from marine grade steel or aluminium, and powder coating these with a marine grade paint finish designed for highly corrosive and hostile environments.

Mark Brunt, strategic project director at Whitecroft Lighting, told the Circular Lighting Report: ‘As a North-West headquartered business, we’re extremely proud to be involved in this iconic construction project.

‘Our track record of delivering for major contractors, and our experience across contracts such as Manchester Airport and Sandwell Aquatic Centre – where our corrosive resistant lighting was key – demonstrates that we can consistently deliver tailored lighting solutions for large and complex projects.’

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Picture: James T M Towill / Victoria Tower and construction of the new Everton Stadium / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.