Whitecroft will manufacture approximately 14,000 luminaires for the stadium's main areas, including the concourse, concession areas, press areas, stairwells, corridors, player and staff areas, and corporate hospitality.
Whitecroft Lighting was awarded the contract due to its successful delivery of complex and high-value prestigious projects across the UK and its commitment to supporting the Everton project from initial design to project handover.
Scheduled for completion in late 2024, the 52,000-capacity stadium is currently under construction, with lighting installation set to begin in autumn 2023. Whitecroft will collaborate with the main contractor Laing O’Rourke, M&E contractor Crown House Technologies, and design consultants Buro Happold.
Several challenges arise from the project's maritime location, with 60% of the luminaires requiring water ingress protection and sustainable lighting suitable for a corrosive saline environment. Whitecroft will supply a tailored lighting product that is saline-resistant, supporting 24/7 operations at the new stadium.
Whitecroft’s Avenue Metro Surface, a modular linear LED system, will create a bright, safe environment in the concourse, corridors, corporate, and other areas. Additionally, its Mirage LED Surface range, an elegant circular suspended downlight with a cast aluminum body, will illuminate concessions, signage, and information panels along perimeters.
To counter the risk of corrosion in a coastal environment, Whitecroft will manufacture all lighting parts from marine-grade steel or aluminum, powder coating them with a marine-grade paint finish designed for highly corrosive and hostile environments.
As a North West business, Whitecroft Lighting brings the sustainability advantages of UK manufacture and a local supply chain with lower-carbon travel and transport costs.
All luminaires and lighting control systems at Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will have replaceable parts, minimizing the need for new materials and waste in the future, and reducing the whole-life carbon footprint of each product.
Mark Brunt, Strategic Project Director at Whitecroft Lighting, said: “As a North West headquartered business, we’re extremely proud to be involved in this iconic construction project."
"Our track record of delivering for major contractors, and our experience across contracts such as and - where our corrosion-resistant lighting was key - demonstrates that we can consistently deliver tailored lighting solutions for large and complex projects. Whitecroft’s tailored lighting at Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will deliver a circular, low-carbon solution that will help the stadium meet all the challenges of a coastal setting and help create an attractive, safe, and welcoming environment for fans, players, visitors, and employees.”
“Whitecroft’s tailored lighting at Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will deliver a circular, low-carbon solution that will help the stadium meet all the challenges of a coastal setting and help create an attractive, safe and welcoming environment for fans, players, visitors and employees.”
Photo credit: Laing O’Rourke