Lighting for the prestigious memorial, was unveiled by Her Majesty Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the Late Queen Mother and King Charles’ Grandmother), on 9 July 1993, involved highlighting a number of features on the site. These included the airman statue, the focal point of the site; two stone memorial walls; replicas of a Spitfire and a Hurricane: and two busts: one of Air Chief Marshall, Sir Keith Park, and one of Lord Dowding.
The brief required low energy LED flood lights that could not be subject to vandalism.
eco had a long route from the power of the main building to ‘The Wing’ (which was completed back in 2015). Knowing the building well and leaning on the knowledge of the build, they were able to identify existing duct routes that led to the building’s distribution boards, and utilise some of the 20% spare capacity from the original build. Once installed the system was tested and re-labelled to incorporate the new installation.
Eco collaborated with and managed the work of steel fabricator Ashley Light Engineering and groundworkers who drilled out concrete under paving to access the features.
Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
I would go to them for anything electrical. eco are reliable: they turn up when they say they will and are always good at keeping us informed. Things don’t always go according to plan with installations – the test is how people deal with it. The quality of the work is equally important. The memorial is a prestigious site and the quality of the work has to reflect that. I’m pleased with the overall effect – the lighting looks quite dramatic.”