Case study – Sopwith Road

Case study – Section 38 lighting design
Scheme – Sopwith Road/Warfield Link Road
Local Authority – Bracknell Forest Council
Division – Residential

In September 2014 MMA Lighting Consultancy Ltd were commissioned by Berkeley Homes to design an adoptable section 38 lighting design for the approval and adoption of Bracknell Forest Borough Council. The proposed link road provides a new link road between Harvest Ride and the Three Legged Cross junction giving an important link to the new Berkeley Homes and Redrow Homes housing parcels under construction over the coming years.

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.

The lighting design was carried out using Bracknell Forest Council’s standard specification galvanised lighting columns with Philps Luma 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 CMS system with the latest technology LED lanterns, far less maintenance visits would be required.

To contact MMA Lighting Consultancy about how we can assist with your projects and if you specifically require a section 38, section 278 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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