This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Fact file


The stadium has achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating and Energy Performance Certificate B – the first stadium in the UK to achieve such a high standard


n The chalk that was removed from the site was transported to another location at Falmer, preventing around 20,000 lorry trips taking the chalk to landfill. that is being saved from this action could fill


n The CO2 93 million footballs.


n The AMEX Community Stadium has been designed to follow the lines of the surrounding hills.


n 2,000 trees will be planted around the stadium to replace the 20 trees that were removed.


n A road interchange has been built at Stanmer Park and a new footbridge constructed over the railway line at Falmer.


n The stadium is set three storeys into the ground. n The largest stand is the three-tiered West Stand, which will hold 11,833 spectators. The East Stand will hold 5,404, the North Stand 2,688, and the South Stand – which will contain away supporters – 2,575.


n The power supply for the stadium requires cables to be laid two miles away.


n The stadium can easily be expanded to nearly 35,000 seats without rebuilding work.


n The lighting meets the requirements for a Champions League game.


n In total £3m of furniture, fittings and TV screens have been installed.


energy, and struck the right balance between the building structure and the M&E systems.’


Promotion challenge Although there were no bespoke products used on the project, the high-end lighting specified in the hospitality spaces that have bespoke ceilings required a considered approach from NG Bailey in order to meet the aesthetic requirements of the client. White explains: ‘One of the main changes to the original


design was the use of architectural lighting from Artimede and La Conch in the main reception. KSS specified Artimede light fittings that resemble seagulls – wholly appropriate given the club’s nickname. La Conch have a luminaire design which looks like a football, and this was used in the club shop.’ As befitting a modern sporting environment, ICT plays a


massive part in its day-to-day operations. Bailey Teswaine, a division of NG Bailey, installed a network infrastructure that will enable the stadium to deliver a range of services that can be controlled centrally while remaining future proof. White comments: ‘We specified and installed a high-


speed fibre optic backbone from Excel, over which various IP based systems operate. These include the turnstiles, the IT function, VoIP, BMS, security, access control, CCTV and IPTV. The network infrastructure will allow Brighton & Hove Albion to upgrade its IT hardware without massive disruption to the building.’ Power over Ethernet (PoE) is used to integrate data, voice,


36 ECA Today September 2011


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72