Case Study: Stokewood Leisure Centre

In 2016 we were commissioned to work on one of UKs most historic buildings, the Stokewood Leisure Centre in Bournemouth, which has now received one of our low energy LED lighting updates.

The locally listed building is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council and run by social enterprise, BH Live. They were working together to improve facilities with a sympathetic respect to its past, while ensuring the centre benefits from the most up-to-date, energy saving products on the market. Since our work, BH Live is no longer incurring higher than necessary utility costs and are now making savings which can be ploughed back into the running of the centre for the good of its members and the local community.

With a colourful history in public service spanning 87 years, Stokewood was once home to a dance hall and slipper baths. Today, it is a busy public leisure centre providing the community with a wide range of health and wellbeing facilities.

Even though the existing lighting has been in situ for many years, we were still able to replace them with a modern, low energy LED alternative. Installation took place during the night when the centre was not in operation, so that members could still fully enjoy the facilities as usual. 

Kevin Ladner, BH Live’s Head of Facilities Management “Existing lighting had reached the end of its useful life, and was costing more and more to upkeep.  Not only that, the cost of reaching lighting in an area with a high ceiling over a pool also had to be factored in”.

The next lighting project planned by Led-Zip Lighting at Stokewood is a daylight monitoring function, which will enable the automatic dimming of the LED lights as natural daylight levels fluctuate throughout the day.  This will reap further, important energy savings for the centre.

Nick Bainton, Led-Zip Lighting Managing Director “The new lighting has created both an improved customer experience, reduced environmental impact through reduced energy consumption and, what will prove in time, cost savings”.


For more information contact LED Lighting on:
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