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A-Plant invests £2.4m in mobile lighting


-Plant has boosted its extensive fleet of mobile lighting towers with a £2.4m investment to help keep sites bright and illuminated during winter. A total of 300 of the latest LED mobile tower lighting units have been purchased, providing long running times, fuel efficiency, innovation and reliability. Available through A-Plant’s 185 regional service centres in the UK and Ireland, the new units are among more than 200,000 items of plant, tools and equipment available for hire. A-Plant has purchased 150 of Trime’s X-ECO model, 100 V20 units from Generac and 50 TL90 units from Morris Site Machinery. The investment forms part of A-Plant’s purchasing and procurement strategy to work with brand leaders and meet quality, health and safety requirements as well as ensure continuity of

supply and technical back-up. Procurement Director of A-Plant, Andrew Winlow said the new investment meant they were ideally placed to meet the needs of customers during winter. “A-Plant is committed to providing the right equipment to get the job done. “It is essential that we have a good supply of the very latest and most appropriate equipment as winter approaches to keep sites bright and illuminated when reduced daylight hours and low levels of visibility can significantly impact on projects and timescales. “We have invested in brand leading tower lighting units that provide crisp, clear light over a wide area with maximum fuel efficiency, low emissions, long running times as well as a range of additional benefits. “We look forward to working

closely with customer project teams this winter to identify the most appropriate solutions to meet their needs.”

Hager expertise aids new hospital


ager’s Klik LCM and Klik 7 Pin lighting control modules have been specified for a new £58 million private hospital constructed for Spire Healthcare, the UK’s second largest provider of private healthcare services. The hospital in Nottingham is the latest addition to the 38-strong Spire hospital portfolio and Hager has worked alongside main M&E contractor, Briggs & Forrester and system consultant, Parker Wilson Consulting (PWC) to devise a lighting control system to support the particular requirements of the hospital. These include flexible control of light levels in bedrooms and an ability to scene set at bed sides, as well as the corridor slotlight lighting specification. An integral part of the installation success was Hager’s ability to satisfy Briggs & Forrester’s request that all the lighting control module boxes (LCMs) be pre-commissioned and all pre-programming carried out off site.  Colin Hughes, Commercial Specification & Key Account

Manager for Hager, explains more: “Our extensive experience of preprogramming off site supported the installation phase, ensuring contractor time on site was highly efficient and helped with Briggs’ desire to minimise the cost associated with commissioning. We prepared each unit based upon available information provided. Room functions and switching requirements were known in advance and units were delivered to the construction site with all the associated components for each bedroom marked up in its individual box. This not only removed any potential for confusion, but cut installation time and cost to a minimum.” Involved in the lighting system design from an early stage, Hager

assisted with the specification process having established an excellent working relationship with the design consultants on previous projects. Such was the success of the original design stage that Hager was also asked to extend its involvement from just the main bedroom lighting controls to the building’s full lighting solution. This has encompassed all other areas of the building such as corridors, meeting rooms and treatment facilities. Lighting


BFM October 2017  
BFM October 2017