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SPIE UK has been contracted to carry out installation of a comprehensive LED lighting upgrade within the A538 Manchester Airport Tunnels serving runways one and two.

Worth upwards of £2.6M, the contract forms part of a wider refurbishment programme undertaken by Galliford Try, the construction and regeneration specialist.

The A538 is a priority link which enables road access to Manchester Airport. As such, a key challenge has been keeping traffic disruption to an absolute minimum. Here, SPIE has come up with a bespoke solution, conducting work in 24 hour shift patterns in sync with a planned programme of road closures.

SPIE has also re-teamed with established manufacturer Philips Lighting to install the state-of-the-art LED technology. An energy efficient, low maintenance, controllable tunnel lighting system will significantly reduce energy consumption and running costs in comparison to the existing installation, whilst complying with the very latest standards.

Philip Kinsella is Operations Director of SPIE UK’s Industrial Services division. He had this to say: “It is a testament to our highly-skilled workforce that our knowledge and expertise has enabled us to develop our relationship further with the customer.

“Though the issue of road closures meant that the work was always going to be a challenge, our flexible and quality solutions help ensure minimum disruption, whilst still completing the work to the highest standard, which has been demonstrated in our previous works.”

Source: UK Construction Media

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