STANSTED AIRPORT RAILWAY STATION
Stansted Airport railway station consists of three platforms, 2no platforms terminate in a concrete station envelope, situated directly below the main terminal building. Platforms 1 and 3 terminate within the station building and platform 2 terminates outside the station building. All platforms have open sections to their London bound ends.
The existing platform lighting installation to both covered and open platform sections consisted of fluorescent louvered batten type luminaires installed end to end in continuous rows fixed to a suspended box section steel support system positioned above the platform edge. This creates a visual cavern effect having a dark void above the position of the luminaires and to the centre of the concourse. Being very noticeable from the main Airport Terminal directly above the station, which is light and airy.
Augustus Ham was commissioned for design GRIP Stages F01 to F03 for the rewire and relighting to the station platforms and concourse areas.
The Augustus Ham lighting design for the covered platforms and concourse area utilised the existing concrete columns, spaced at 10m (approx) centres throughout the covered station. General and emergency lighting was provided using LED area floodlights fixed to bespoke lighting support column brackets. Passenger guide way lighting was incorporated into the lighting scheme using blue LED wall washing up/down lighters to designated columns.
On completion of the new lighting installation the existing installation was stripped out, retaining the platform luminaire box section support system. Which was reused to support LED aesthetic strip lighting (white) running the length of the covered platforms (1&3).