Project: Lancashire County Cricket Club Players & Media Building
Client: Morgan Sindall
Genlec was commissioned to deliver a complete M&E package at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s new AJ Bell Players and Media Building. A £12.3 million contract, the project involved the construction of two new grandstands with a combined capacity of more than 7,000 seats and a state-of-the-art four storey Players and Media Centre.
The new Players and Media building formed an integral part of the re-development of the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Morgan Sindall was appointed to deliver the £12.3m project supported by Genlec who provided a full mechanical and electrical package across a 44-week period.
The M&E system included a host of sustainable features including rainwater harvesting, solar hot water, low energy lighting, super insulation and inverter driven displacement ventilation.
To provide the flexibility required, large power supplies were distributed within the raised floors to serve each of the suite split options; there are lighting control systems to each area and an in house PA system for speech and background music.
A new permanent floodlighting system containing four 53 metre high masts each with 107No. 1.5kW lamp ‘Green Generation’ luminaires formed part of the wider specification. Spill light was a key factor within the installation, largely due to any potential impact this may have on nearby residents. This was successfully managed through the introduction of luminaire light direction controllers and gun-sight aiming of the point sources.
“This was an interesting and challenging project. Access was limited to a single side of the site and so huge attention to planning and a commitment to remaining in line with a tight schedule of works was essential, minimising disruption for visitors to the ground.Stephen Crosthwaite, Commercial Director of Genlec
“Once again we achieved a perfect delivery to a satisfied client and end user with the wider project ready to head into the next sporting season.”
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