What a great job! Keeping the pool open to the public was paramount to us. We're so pleased with the guys that carried out the work - minimum fuss and disruption. And all the work was carried out in record time. Please pass on our thanks to the team.
Inspire: Luton Sports Village is one of the newly developed, state of the art, multi-sport facilities designed for use by the whole community as well as talented and elite athletes. Boasting a 50m, 8 lane main swimming pool, with a 10m world class diving facility, the Sports Village has some of the best aquatic facilities in the country and is host to top class events.
Following the success of Splash! (the reality show that follows celebrities as they master the art of diving), Inspire has become more popular as a venue for competitive diving. However, to accommodate such high level competitions, the Diving Development team from Active Luton, felt that the even spread of lighting on the diving boards should be improved.
FPM were approached by MITIE, the on site Maintenance provider, in June 2013 to carry out a survey of the existing lighting within the diving area of the facility. Working in conjunction with Tamlite Lighting, FPM carried out a full survey and presented a solution that was both practical and manageable.
The unique design of the building created a challenge with respect to accessing the lighting and specialist access equipment, operated by qualified FPM staff had to be deployed.
An installation and commissioning program was developed and agreed by all stake holders to ensure that the works could be completed safely, on time and within budget. To keep disruption to a minimum, the project was completed over two phases. Working around opening times (the Sports Village was kept open to the public at all times), a team of four electricians installed a series of thirteen uplighters that greatly improved the lighting within the diving area.
The brief for phase two was to improve the lighting in the diving zone for the 7.5m and 10m boards. The lighting levels were re-surveyed following the recent Installation and a further three flood lights were installed in the diving zone.
The final phase, completed in the latter part of 2014, means that all divers can now benefit from maximum visibility.