Illuminating Oldham Athletic Football Club

April 24, 2024
 Illuminating Oldham Athletic Football Club

In the world of sports, every detail matters. From the pristine condition of the field to the reliability of the floodlights, every element contributes to the overall experience for players and fans alike. For Oldham Athletic Football Club, the reliability of their floodlights became a critical concern after one was damaged in a fire two years ago, the other three were failing due to age & lack of maintenance.

Our Expertise and the Mission

Here at County End Electrical NW we are renowned for our expertise in installing and testing electrical systems in various settings, including schools, colleges, industrial facilities, and even football clubs. When approached by Oldham Athletic Football Club to repair their damaged floodlight, we saw an opportunity to not only fulfil a mission but to exceed expectations. The mission was clear: restore the floodlights to their former glory.

At County End Electrical NW, we pride ourselves on being more than just electricians. We are specialists in commercial and industrial electrical installations, and when Oldham Athletic Football Club approached us with a challenge, we saw an opportunity to showcase our expertise and commitment to excellence.

Overcoming Challenges

Repairing the floodlights presented challenges, particularly the one located on Furtherwood Road, adjacent to the club's grounds. To access and repair this floodlight, we needed to navigate road closure permissions from the council. However, at County End, we thrive on overcoming obstacles and saw this as an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our clients.

Innovation and Training

We invested in training our staff with the assistance of FPS Fall Projection Services, equipping them with the expertise to safely climb the floodlights and carry out repairs. But we didn't stop there. We took it upon ourselves to design a better lighting solution, the original three floods towers we replaced were assessed for structural integrity and deemed safe, we reduce the amount of fittings from 24 to 11 and the wattage from 48kw per tower down to 13.8 kw per tower, this significantly reduced costs while meeting the Championship league football standards. By streamlining the number of light fittings, we not only saved money but also improved the overall lighting quality.

Aiming was the key as with the LED technology, it was essential we hit the target on commissioning as with our attention to detail and accuracy it would have a detrimental impact on the overall design.

Going Above and Beyond

At County End, we believe in going the extra mile for our clients. Our dedication to excellence and innovative solutions has forged a strong and close relationship with Oldham Athletic Football Club. By prioritising their needs and delivering results, we have become trusted partners in their success.

In conclusion, our involvement in repairing and enhancing Oldham Athletic Football Club's floodlights exemplifies our dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence. Through our innovative solutions and determination, we have not only fulfilled a mission but have also strengthened our relationship with the club, lighting the way for future success on and off the field.

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