Case study – Bell Farm, Wokingham

Case study – Section 38 lighting design
Scheme – Bell Farm, Wokingham
Local Authority – Wokingham Borough Council
Division – Residential

In 2016 MMA Lighting Consultancy Ltd were commissioned by Berkeley Homes to design an adoptable section 38 lighting design for the approval and adoption of Wokingham Borough Council. The detailed street lighting design was for on-site adoptable lighting off Bell Foundary Lane in Wokingham.

The Local Authority provided a lighting design guide for the new Section 38 lighting design which would be used by the MMA Lighting Consultancy design team to ensure that Berkeley Homes would have a lighting installation that would be eventually adopted by the Local Authority.

To compile the detailed street lighting design, exterior lighting calculation reports were completed using Lighting Reality design software with a detailed CAD drawing was submitted to the Local Authority for technical approval. All MMA Lighting Consultancy street lighting designs are submitted with a lighting schedule, risk assessment packs and a design methodology document to ensure CDM regulations are adhered to.

Lighting design layout calculations for Bell Farm
Lighting reality calculations for Bell Farm

The lighting design was carried out using Wokingham Borough Council’s standard specification aluminium lighting columns with Philips Iridium Gen 3 LED lanterns. LED’s have a lamp life of up to 100,000 hours of operation meaning reduced cyclic maintenance visits would be required, a reduction in the overall energy costs for the Local Authority and using the council approved Telensa CMS system with the latest technology LED lanterns, far less maintenance visits would be required.

Our Technical Director – Mark Chandler was visiting Wokingham on another site we are involved in during early March 2020 and took some site photos of the largely completed works.

To contact MMA Lighting Consultancy about how we can assist with your projects and if you specifically require a section 38 lighting design, section 278 lighting design or private lighting design please follow one of the below links and one of our engineers will get back to you as quickly as possible.


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