Baltic Centre Square in Gateshead
In late 2011, Carbon Reduction Technology was challenged by Gateshead Council to come up with a retrofit solution to a particular lighting problem.
The installation of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the transformation of the former Baltic Flour Mill into one of Europe’s leading contemporary art galleries, have been a great success and a credit to Gateshead. The area, particularly when it is illuminated at night, is quite fantastic.
However, the installation of ornate footlights into the walled terracing that encloses the Baltic Centre square has proven to be an issue. The lamps have badly corroded over the years and reached the stage where they became impossible to service. Carbon Reduction Technology where given the challenge.
Using a combination of an off the shelf IP66 rated polycarbonate enclosure coupled with a bespoke designed marine grade stainless steel facade gave the basis of viable solution. The e-lamp technology was re-configured within the constraints of the housing, to produce the light require to illuminate the walkways and steps. The customer was delighted with the overall effect and design of the solution.