HMP Garth is a Category B men’s prison located in the village of Ulnes Walton, Lancashire. The prison was constructed in the late 1980s, and still retained much of its original infrastructure including the lighting system. Only essential repairs and replacements had been undertaken to keep the system operational.
The prisons facilities management had observed an increasing number of electrical failures, presenting a serious risk of harm to others. Due to the risks involved, Ministry of Justice decided to replace all lighting columns, internal and external at HMP Garth.
- Delivery of a civil engineering package consisting of over 10,000 meters of new underground ducting and hundreds of drawpit chambers, ready for mechanical contractors.
- Trenching and installation of new armoured cabling installed within dedicated cable ducts, inclusive of draw pits;
- New, compliant lighting columns with LED luminaire heads, providing the required lux levels at the required heights and distances;
- New lighting controls, housed within a dedicated external lighting panel, incorporating timeclock and photocells with manual override facility back to the control room;
- Removal of all existing external lighting columns, and associated cabling.
- Compliance with all Ministry of Justice Technical Standards in accordance with the scheme;
- The provision of luminaires which meet the existing British Standards requirements, health and safety standards and which are installed in accordance with MoJ Technical Standards.
- Renewals and upgrades to existing exterior and perimeter fence lighting.
“Stewarts completed a full upgrade of our lighting system at HMP Garth, our first major lighting upgrade since the prison was constructed in the 1980s. All aspects of the job were completed on time and in a highly efficient manner. We are delighted we chose Stewarts as the contractor for this project and we thank them wholeheartedly.