Project Description

Project Description

Chelmsford City Racecourse, is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located near Chelmsford, Essex, England. Great Leighs Racecourse have been allocated 58 fixtures in 2015 and hope to increase this figure in future years. Great Leighs Racecourse aim to become the UK’s and Europe’s best all weather horse racing venue and provide high quality entertainment and service to all our customers.

The £40m development of the first new racecourse in Britain in over 80 years includes extensive facilities such as an all-weather polytrack and new grandstand.

The lighting system provided by Musco was designed to achieve professional light levels that meet television broadcast standards while remaining energy conscious by controlling offsite spill and glare. Track owners also selected Multi-Watt™ technology with the system, which allows additional reductions in energy consumption by using lower light levels between races. Unique champagne-glass-shaped columns were designed to satisfy owners’ vision without sacrificing the quality of light.

Project Details

Design & Build of:

  • 62no 24m floodlighting columns
  • 1041 LSG 1.5KW light fixtures were installed to generate a total of 2MW of lighting.
  • Musco’s Light-Structure Green™ reduces energy consumption from typical floodlighting equipment of 2074.6 kW per hour to 1527.7 kW per hour in high mode or 611.1 kW per hour in low light level mode
  • 10-year projected life-cycle savings is over £379,000 through reduced energy consumption and Musco-provided maintenance, including group lamp replacements, spot maintenance, components, and labor