Case Study: Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters

Nottinghamshire police headquarters with new LED light fixtures. Shown at night.

The Brief

As part of the ambitious project to construct a new three storey building on the site of the existing Police headquarters at Sherwood Lodge in Arnold that will be now home to both Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

LPS were called upon by Gleeds to develop a lighting scheme for a new access road, car parking, woodland footpaths, and a new parade square in front of the new building.

Careful consideration was required as the new circular access road was located close to established woodland and we had to ensure that the lighting had little impact on the wildlife.

The Solution

Our solution comprised of using the 50w Keno lantern across the site using both existing and new 6 metres columns to light the roadways and car parking areas. Alongside the Keno, our Nivo bollard was used to light the footpath through the wooded area.

In consideration of the wooded area and wildlife, the Keno and Nivo luminaires were supplied with Warm White LED colour temperature and both luminaires have excellent directional control with no direct upward light to keep any light pollution to minimum.

As part of the installation all the column luminaires also installed with a My Mesh lighting control system and wireless PIR sensors, which enable the site to be split into 5 different zones. The luminaires are set to dim to 10% after 10 minutes if no motion was detected from pedestrians or vehicles.

All of the wireless control system and sensors were supplied by Chess UK.

Client –  Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Main Contractor – Henry Brothers Midlands

Electrical Installation Engineer – Electract

Architect – YMD Boon Ltd

M & E Consulting Engineer – Gleeds

Adrian Franks, Project Manager of Electract commented:

“We’ve been very happy with LPS once again. Who have lived up to their name and provided an excellent product and solution to the issues relating to wooded area and the need for a wireless control system.  The system has been commissioned and is working effectively. We shall definitely call upon their expertise and professionalism again on other projects.”