Whitecroft Lighting has secured the contract to supply the internal lighting to Everton Football Club for its new Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium in Liverpool. The deal will see the commercial lighting specialist manufacture around 14,000 luminaires for the stadium’s concourse, concession areas, , and corporate hospitality, among others.
Whitecroft Lighting was awarded the contract due to its experience in successfully delivering complex and high value prestigious projects across the UK, as well as its commitment to supporting the Everton project from initial design to project handover.
“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,” said Mark Brunt, strategic project director, Whitecroft Lighting,
There are several challenges due to the project’s maritime location, with 60% of the luminaires requiring water ingress protection and sustainable lighting suitable for a corrosive saline environment.
Whitecroft will supply a tailored lighting product that will be saline resistant and support 24/7 operations at the new stadium.
To combat the risk of corrosion in a coastal environment, Whitecroft will be making all lighting parts from marine grade steel or aluminium, and powder coating these with a marine grade paint finish designed for highly corrosive and hostile environments.
Due for completion in late 2024, the 52,000-capacity stadium is currently under construction, with the lighting installation set to start in autumn 2023. Whitecroft will be working with main contractor Laing O’Rourke, M&E contractor Crown House Technologies and design consultants Buro Happold.
Whitecroft says its Avenue Metro Surface, a modular linear LED system, will create a bright, safe environment in the concourse, corridors, corporate and several other areas.
Elsewhere, its Mirage LED Surface range, a circular suspended downlight with a cast aluminium body, will be suspended along perimeters to illuminate concessions, signage, and information panels.
A proud heritage
“As a North West headquartered business, we’re extremely proud to be involved in this iconic construction project,” added Brunt, noting, “Whitecroft’s tailored lighting at Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will deliver a circular, low-carbon solution that will help the stadium meet all the challenges of a coastal setting and help create an attractive, safe and welcoming environment for fans, players, visitors and employees.”
All the luminaires and lighting control systems at Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium 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.