Our Projects

Some examples of our recent projects include the following: –

Colchester North – Section 38 & 278 Design– 2016

Working with Mersea Homes we carried out a large number of section 38 and section 278 lighting designs for a proposed development in Colchester North for the adoption and approval of Essex County Council. The lighting designs met the then current Essex County Council Operational document 2013 for street lighting designs, including lighting levels in accordance with BS 5489: 2013. This scheme is divided by Boxted Road between Colchester North and Severalls Hospital re-development. During April 2016 the new link road and first section of residential lighting off Fords Lane was at an advanced stage as witnessed by one of our lighting engineers.

The design included

  • Detailed lighting drawings
  • Lighting calculations using industry standard Lighting Reality software
  • Lighting schedules, risk assessments
  • Method Statements and Environmental impact assessments.

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Sibly Park, Reading- Section 38 Design– 2015

Working on behalf of Charles Church we carried out some section 38 and private lighting designs for a proposed development in Reading for the adoption and approval of Wokingham Borough Council. The lighting designs used the latest Philips LED street lighting lanterns and aluminium columns for a long lasting solution, including lighting levels in accordance with BS 5489: 2013.

The design included

  • Detailed lighting drawings
  • Lighting calculations using industry standard Lighting Reality software
  • Lighting schedules, risk assessments
  • Method Statements and Environmental impact assessments.

MMA Lighting Consultancy - S38 Lighting design

Balance House- Private lighting Design– 2015

We were appointed to carry out private lighting designs to proposed footways, a car parking area and small access road into a development for Balance House in Uttoxeter.

Carrying out lighting designs to the current British Standards BS 5489: 2013 we used modern wall lights and bollards to light the areas to the required brightness whilst also keeping the spill light in a sensitive area to a minimum and reduce the impact on the surrounding properties. Fittings with just 18w PL-T lamps were utilised.

The scope of works included: –

  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201.
  • Environmental impact assessment.

Balance House

Maddocks Sports & Social – Section 38 – 2014

Working with a group of consultants and the main contractor MMA Lighting Consultancy undertook detailed section 38 lighting designs in accordance with the Telford & Wrekin lighting specification. The site was previously the Maddocks Sports and Social club and was proposed to be converted to a residential housing estate with adoptable roads under a section 38 agreement. The new lighting design used a modern Advanced Clipper LED lantern which provided excellent levels of controlled lighting. As part of our instruction we also carried out a review of the existing lighting outside the site to confirm the section 278 lighting meets current BS 5489: 2013 standards.

The scope of works included: –

  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Lighting Assessments in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Full design pack to Telford & Wrekin Lighting Specification

Maddocks Sports and Social

Commercial Units, Hensingham – Fairhurst – 2014

MMA Lighting Consultancy were approached by a client of ours to assist with a section 278 and private street lighting design of proposed commercial units in Hensingham, Cumbria. The project involved works to convert the old Fish Factory into a modern commercial area. Our role was to undertake and provide detailed section 278 lighting designs in accordance with Cumbria County Councils current lighting specification. The scheme utilised energy efficient lighting for carbon reduction on numerous new roads surrounding the store. The new development was to incorporate a produce a section 278 design for an unlit section of road and the access into the private commercial area. Using modern LED street lighting fittings we were able to dramatically reduce the energy consumption of the lighting units whilst achieving excellent uniformity.

The scope of works included: –

  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Conflict area and junction designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Full design pack to Cumbria County Council specification.

Former Fish Factory, Hensingham

Tesco Store, Calne – FMW Consultancy – 2013

Working with FW Consultancy we were commissioned to undertake a detailed Section 278 Street lighting design for a proposed Tesco Store in Calne, Wiltshire. The project involved the upgrading of two junctions into the site and a new footway link between an existing industrial estate and Oxford Road in Calne. As part of the brief we liaised with the local authorities highway lighting representatives to obtain a street lighting specification which involved the use of traditional high pressure sodium lighting on the main roads and low wattage Philips Mini Iridium LED street lighting on the footway’s. MMA Lighting Consultancy saw the design work through from initial instruction to design technical approval.

Street lighting design Calne

Tilston Road, Malpas – K&J Architects – 2013

MMA Lighting Consultancy were appointed by K & J Architects to work on a section 278 scheme at Tilston Road in Malpas, Cheshire. The scheme involved replace of the existing lighting along the frontage of a proposed housing development and around the new access road junction. After liaising with the local authority regarding the specification a new scheme using LED fittings on 5m lighting columns was proposed. Using modern fittings we are able to use just 14w LED street lighting lanterns to achieve an S4 lighting class with excellent design spacings. This was a dramatic reduction on the existing lamp wattage to help reduce carbon emissions on this street lighting design.

As part of the scheme we were also required to design a street lighting private cable network in accordance with BS 7671 from a central feeder pillar cabinet. MMA Lighting Consultancy was pleased to assist the architects on this scheme.

Edgware Bus Station – London Buses – 2012

In December 2012 we were appointed to carry out a detailed lighting design for Edgware Bus Station on behalf of London Buses and Transport for London. MMA Lighting Consultancy carried out an area flood lighting design for the parking area including the provision of a private cable network design from a cabinet using steel wired armoured SWA cable. The design was carried out in accordance with BS EN 12464-2007 and approved by London Buses.

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Sainsbury’s Carlisle – Sainsbury’s Stores UK – 2012

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited were commissioned to work for Sainsbury’s on a new store in Carlisle, Cumbria. Our role was to undertake and provide detailed section 278 lighting designs in accordance with Cumbria County Councils current lighting specification. The scheme utilised energy efficient lighting for carbon reduction on numerous new roads surrounding the store. The new development was to incorporate a full section 278 for the new sustainable development within the surrounding roads on a major access road into the city centre.

The scope of works included: –

  • Site survey of surrounding roads of the proposed superstore in Carlisle
  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Conflict area and junction re-designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Full design pack to Cumbria County Council specification.

Croydon and Lewisham PFI – Lighting Improvements – 2011

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited were commissioned by Jacobs Engineering UK to assist with detailed lighting design preparation for Croydon and Lewisham PFI in 2011. Our role involved production of area and road lighting calculations in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201, obtrusive lighting calculations, full documentation packs and AutoCAD drawings.

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited asisted with this PFI remote from our offices in Reading and from the clients offices in Croydon.

St James, Corby – Highway Improvements – 2011

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited were commissioned by the highway consultants on behalf of Greatline Developments to carry out detailed section 278 designs for a new flagship Eco Tesco development store in Corby. This stores requirements was for a low carbon footprint and target an excellent BREEAM rating. As such an energy efficient lighting scheme was proposed for this project by MMA.

The scope of works included: –

  • Site survey of Oakley Road and St Marks Road
  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Subway lighting designs in accordance with the CIBSE guide and BS 5489
  • Cabling and switching regime for subway units in accordance with the 17th edition wiring regulations
  • Pedestrian Crossing designs in accordance with the ILP’s technical report TR12.
  • Roundabout designs
  • Full design pack to Northamptonshire County Council specification.

The store completion is due by Christmas 2012 and it is expected to create 400 new jobs.

 

Sainsbury’s Development – Ely Store – 2010

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited were commissioned to work for Sainsbury’s on a new store in Lisle Lane in Ely. Our role was to undertake and provide detailed section 278 lighting designs in accordance with Cambridgeshire County Councils current lighting specification. The scheme utilised energy efficient lighting for carbon reduction on numerous new roads surrounding the store. The new development was to incorporate a full section 278 for the new sustainable development within Ely, Cambridgeshire.

The scope of works included: –

  • Site survey of surrounding roads of Lisle Lane in Ely
  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Conflict area and junction re-designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Full design pack to Cambridgeshire County Council specification.

Sainsbury’s Development – Biggleswade Store – 2010

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited were commissioned to work for Sainsbury’s on a new store in Biggleswade,Central Bedfordshire. Our role was to undertake and provide detailed section 278 lighting designs in accordance with Central Bedfordshire Councils current lighting specification, with the approval process being carried out by the current lighting contractor, Amey. The scheme utilised energy efficient lighting for carbon reduction on numerous new roads surrounding the store. The new development was to incorporate a detailed solution for the new store access road, pedestrian crossing area and a proposed roundabout.

The scope of works included: –

  • Site survey of surrounding roads of proposed roads off the A6001 and Shortmead Street in Biggleswade
  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Conflict area and roundabout designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Full design pack to Central Bedfordshire Council specification.

Bracknell Railway Station – Bracknell Forest Council/South West Trains – 2009

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited were commissioned by Bracknell Forest Council to design a new street lighting system for Bracknell Railway Station’s private forecourt, ‘drop off’ zone and parking areas. The lighting design was carried out on behalf of South West Trains. As the areas to be designed were ‘private’ areas (i.e. not to be adopted by Bracknell Forest Council) South West Trains requested that we use its specific ‘South West Trains Facilities Design Guide’ which outlined some of the specification requirements for the scheme.

The Facilities Design Guide specified the required lamp source and the preferred luminaire manufacturer. These were to be the Philips ‘Iridium’ luminaire with a CosmoPolis lamp. The design document also made reference to a figure of ’30 Lux’ as the area lighting level required for ‘Surface Car Parks – General – Major Station’. The figure for the purpose of the design was taken as the minimum maintained average horizontal illuminance required measured in Lux. We were also informed by the client that a 5 Lux minimum maintained horizontal illuminance was required across the area. Within the document there was no reference made to the overall level of uniformity (Uo) that was required for this type of area. Using our past experience of designing car parks we produced the design based on an overall uniformity value of 0.40 Uo. By specifying this figure we aimed to give the car park a good visual night time appearance making the public feel safe which is exactly what the design document referred to. This uniformity figure would also allow for the effective use of CCTV in the car park area if in the future it was required.

In order to further enhance the proposed street lighting improvements and taking into account the sensitivity of the area in relation to the trains coming in and out of the station, we applied the following factors to ensure we produced the correct design solution for the specific areas:-

  • Luminaire height to be kept to a minimum where possible to minimise light spill
  • Low Profile luminaires to be used to minimise light spill
  • Luminaires tilt to be 0 degrees to minimise light spill
  • White light to be used to obtain good colour rendering and facial recognition
  • Minimise light spill into surrounding areas (specifically the railway track)

 

The proposed lighting design was submitted using ten new 60w Cosmopolis Philips ‘Iridium’ luminaires. The proposed luminaires were to be installed at six metres in height, with the two centre columns having twin luminaires on each column mounted on a double armed bracket. The lighting columns were proposed as flange mounted as per the client’s request. All of the proposed lighting columns were to have a private SWA (Steel Wire Armoured) supply, so electrical cable calculations were carried out and cable schematic drawings were submitted with the design pack.

The scheme installation was carried out by Balfour Beatty who are the street lighting and electrical term maintenance contractor in Bracknell. The installation of the lighting scheme was seamless and South West Trains were very pleased with the outcome of the design.

Bracknell Station – Drawing example

 

Hyde Park, North Carriage Drive, Westminster – Balfour Beatty/Royal Parks/Camden Consultants – 2009

MMA Lighting Consultancy were commissioned by Balfour Beatty to carry out a street lighting improvements scheme on North Carriage Drive located at the northern section of Hyde Park in the City of Westminster. The scheme basically involved replacing the age expired existing street lighting that had not only reached the end of its life cycle but did not meet the current BS 5489-1:2003 and BS EN 13201-2:2003 lighting standard recommendations. Whilst carrying out the design of the street lighting improvements, we were also tasked with carrying out a full review of all the existing signage and where possible co-locate signs onto new street lighting columns to reduce street clutter.

The main challenge for this particular scheme was the electrical supply to each of the lighting columns. As there were no DNO LV mains cables on either side of North Carriage Drive the scheme had to be privately fed from a feeder pillar at each end of the road. This presented the biggest challenge as there are a number of protected trees along the road where tree roots were encroaching from the rear of the path out to the kerb edge on the Northern footway. The same applied with the Southern section of the road, where there is no footpath but the trees line the road and roots reach the kerb edge.

In order to minimise disruption to the tree roots on the southern section of road, we decided to adopt a single sided lamp column arrangement for the design. This solution came with the advantage that all the cable would run along one side of the road with no road crossings needed to supply columns on the southern section of the road. The single sided arrangement also carried an overall cost saving against a staggered arrangement of lighting columns as less excavating, cable, ducting, trenching and reinstatement would be required.

Having decided on the most appropriate lamp column arrangement an initial lighting design was produced and a site meeting was arranged with the client – Royal Parks. At this meeting, it was concluded that the arrangement was suitable and that the best location for the electrical supply cable would be five hundred millimetres offset from the kerb edge in the southern section of footway. This presented the best solution for avoiding the tree roots. Various sections of the footway were then marked up for hand digging to avoid damaging the tree roots and the remaining sections of footway were to be excavated in the conventional manner.

Over the course of the next three to four weeks the installation works were carried out and the street lighting improvements were successfully completed. The final detailed design solution gave the Royal Parks a compliant street lighting installation that had no impact on the beautiful surrounding trees.

 

Bullbrook Boulevard, Bracknell Forest Council – 2006

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited was commissioned by the Bracknell Forest Council’s street lighting department to carry out detailed lighting design of 3 large housing estates within Bracknell. This project involves produced new lighting and footways as part of a joint Highway and Lighting venture. MMA produced 3 phases of proposed lighting schemes for footways and carriageways.

We also managed the electrical contractor on site during the installation works.

The net project value of all construction work on this project is in the region of £500,000.

The scope of works included: –

  • Site survey of around 30 roads within Bullbrook, Bracknell
  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Attendance of design meetings with clients and architects
  • Management of street lighting contractor during site work
  • Site marking, remedial inspections and resident liaison.

Priestwood Boulevard, Bracknell Forest Council – 2005

MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited was commissioned by the Bracknell Forest Council’s street lighting department to carry out detailed lighting design of 2 large housing estates within Bracknell. This project involves produced new lighting and footway’s as part of a joint Highway and Lighting venture. MMA produced 2 phases of proposed lighting schemes for footways and carriageways. This scheme utilised the latest white light CDO-TT lamps and a reduction in lighting class.

We also managed the electrical contractor on site during the installation works.

The net project value of all construction work on this project is in the region of £300,000.

The scope of works included: –

  • Site survey of around 30 roads within Priestwood, Bracknell
  • Lighting Designs in accordance with BS 5489 and BS EN 13201
  • Attendance of design meetings with clients and architects
  • Management of street lighting contractor during site work
  • Site marking, remedial inspections and resident liaison.

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MMA Lighting Consultancy Limited were instrumental in securing planning permission for a lighting scheme at the Clients commercial premises within the Green Belt. They produced a focused and clear report which proposed a satisfactory lighting scheme and addressed all of the relevant planning policy requirements and constraints. They assisted in speaking directly with the Council and resolving outstanding queries. Their technical knowledge and ability is unquestionable and, importantly, they deliver a client focused service. We would recommend MMA’s service without hesitation.
- AKT Planning and Architecture, Oxfordshire