Whitecroft Lighting has received “The Supply Chain Forum Collaboration 2019” award from Laing O'Rourke in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the Manchester Airport Transformation Project.
Part of a £1billion investment to transform Manchester Airport into a world-class operation with significant enhancements to current facilities and major improvements to customer experience, the overall project involves increasing the capacity of the airport from 23million passengers a year to 55million within 30 years. The recently opened Pier One, equipped with 11 gates and more than 1,400 seats, marks the completion of the first phase of this ambitious expansion programme.
Collaboration and teamwork are at the heart of Whitecroft Lighting ethos and this prestigious industry award is therefore particularly welcome as it acknowledges our role working jointly with a number of stakeholders to deliver exceptional project outcomes.
Whitecroft is unique in its ability to support the whole design and build process. From design to specification, through to product delivery, commissioning and after-sales support, we help our customers deliver projects successfully. Our levels of technical expertise are among the best in the industry and our in-depth knowledge of UK standards and regulations are second to none.
The team approach we adopted throughout the project allowed the entire supply chain to benefit from exceptional customer service. From the initial site visit to final project handover, our dedicated project team ensured a smooth transition throughout lighting procurement, manufacture, delivery and installation.
David Serif, Commercial Director at Whitecroft Lighting said:
The collaboration award is a celebration of teamwork and recognises the positive way in which we engaged with the professional team, including Crown House Technologies and Hoare Lea, to define the technical solution and delivery logistics. The award also acknowledges the collaborative skills we have within the Whitecroft Lighting team including our sales teams, our technical services and our project delivery teams. All pulling together to create a long lasting transformational project at the Airport.
As part of the overall project, Whitecroft Lighting will supply over 60 standard and special product types for two new aircraft piers, a new baggage handling building, new energy centres, new forecourt, car park and executive lounges.
With a significant part of the project comprising bespoke solutions, the Bespoke Products team was engaged early to ensure a strong synergy between building aesthetics and luminaire design, without compromising lighting performance.
Special product requirements ranged from providing various colour and light distribution variants of standard products to designing and manufacturing linear and feature hexagonal luminaires. Whitecroft teamed up with the ceiling tile manufacturer and involved them in the design process to achieve perfect integration of these bespoke solutions into the ceiling grid.
The next phase of the airport’s transformation involves the extension of Terminal 2, which will see the building more than double in size by summer 2020, with more than 40 new food and drink outlets and shops, followed by a further 40 outlets when the existing building is fully refurbished.
On project completion a total of 26,000 luminaires will have been installed at the airport and Whitecroft Lighting looks forward to working with the Laing O'Rourke project team to deliver the final phases of this project.
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