Biggest project yet on track for Open Technology’s London Bridge LiGOs8 March 2016
Open Technology is on track to deliver its biggest ever rail project, installing smart lighting for the £6.5 billion London Bridge train station redevelopment.
As part of the project the company will install 24 LiGO intelligent lighting control systems across 15 platforms and across the new concourse – a space larger than the Wembley Stadium pitch.
Open Technology Managing Director Chris Bedford said the latest LED technology will be central to the project – his company’s most ambitious rail project yet – and will ensure passenger safety is paramount for the historic upgrade.
“First and foremost station passengers will benefit from a building that responds to them with smart lighting to ensure safety is maintained around the clock.
“Lighting is reduced during quieter spells in the evening and early morning, saving money for the operator in reduced energy bills and making significant environmental saving gains.”
Chris said that as well as improving lighting safety, the London Bridge project boost the aesthetics of the station upgrade, accentuating the building’s architectural features, and make maintenance easier for many years to come.
“When complete this installation will be of particular benefit to station staff, who will be able to react immediately to any incidents or maintenance issues, with real-time information routed back to a central maintenance PC. For a station as large as London Bridge, getting feedback information immediately to a central location is vital.
“But like all of Open Technology’s projects, customers – in this case, the millions of passengers using London Bridge station annually, will never notice a difference.”
Open Technology’s client for the works is NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering, IT and facilities services business, which is completing the project for Network Rail.