Woolley Edge Motorway Service Area


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Owned by Moto, Woolley Edge is a motorway service station on the M1, situated between junctions 38 and 39 and close to the village of Woolley.  As with most traditional service stations, the site is split into two parts operating on the sides of both the northbound and southbound carriageways and connected by a footbridge.  Managing 58 sites around the UK, Moto is the biggest provider of motorway service stations in Britain and opened its first carbon-neutral service station back in 2008.

As part of the company’s wider initiative to significantly reduce its carbon footprint, Moto commissioned its lighting partner, Altitude Services, to analyse the impact LED lighting columns would have on several of its sites. Having worked with Schréder UK on numerous lighting projects, Altitude Services requested its support in researching the benefits that modern LED luminaires could have on the site at Woolley Edge.

Driving ahead with change

With many of its service stations previously relying on the use of sodium-based SON lanterns, Moto was interested in exploring the benefits of upgrading to LED technology. On average, lighting columns fitted with high-pressure sodium lamps consume more than double the power when compared with modern LED lanterns.

Following detailed analysis of the site at Woolley Edge, Altitude Services presented its research to the Moto team in early 2017. The results showed that by replacing the existing lanterns with LED luminaires, the company could significantly reduce its energy consumption by between 50-70 per cent, and also virtually eliminate routine maintenance costs

With potential for substantial energy and cost savings, the move to LED technology also offered a viable return-on-investment for Moto.

LED lights the way

Aside from a car park and pedestrian walkways, Woolley Edge service station also has an extensive lorry park.  By utilising the wide range of photometries available, the luminaires were installed with low inclination to project the light further than was previously possible. This reduction in upward lighting enabled each bay to be lit by a single column, compared to the previous lighting scheme which required two lanterns for every column.

In order to further increase the savings and energy usage the LEDs at Woolley Edge have been pre-programmed with dimming schemes to ensure that the site is never over-lit, but that drivers and pedestrians can manoeuvre around the site safely and securely.

The installation was completed in May 2017; five months after the project began.

Robert Westwood, Commercial Manager at Altitude Services commented: “The LED regeneration at Woolley Edge marks the beginning of wider regeneration projects at Moto service stations across the country. We are delighted that Moto have chosen Altitude Services to provide this service, the results have been really pleasing.”

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