Cutting down, stepping up
With the design signed off, installation of 60 new S1500s began – a process that needed to be completed in record time. Wednesday’s involvement in the League One playoff final, combined with an early start for the new season due to a winter World Cup, made for a hugely compressed install period. Nonetheless, Midstream got it done, all while navigating other critical activities like structural surveys and the relaying of the Hillsborough pitch.
Since then, the benefits have been clear for all to see. Not only is visibility better for players and fans, the new system has also been used to deliver a halftime lightshow, further enhancing the matchday experience. With energy savings equating to around 400kW – or £300 – per game, Wednesday will see rapid payback too.
Providing first-class performance today, and easily added to when the club makes that leap up the leagues, Midstream has given Sheffield Wednesday a truly future-ready lighting system.