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Glasgow Barrowland Lighting Regeneration

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Glasgow Barrowland Lighting Regeneration

Glasgow Barrowland Lighting Regeneration

Intelligent Community Challenge By Intelligent Community Challenge

The Project will seek to create a Street Lighting design for a priority regeneration area east of Glasgow Cross bounded by London Road, Gallowgate and Bain Street, and bisected by main railway lines.

Glasgow Idea stage

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The project will create a design that will introduce an Intelligent Lighting Network and multi-functional Street Lighting columns to the “Barrowlands” area. The project will explore how Glasgow can use these networks to deliver an integrated and intelligent system that can provide a number of services including energy efficient sustainable public lighting, car-parking sensors and functions that can be built into the lighting columns e.g. electric car charging and a public Wi-Fi service. In addition to this the lights could be connected to the Glasgow operations center to provide a safer environment for the citizens promoting the night-time economy and providing a more resilient response to events/issues.

What we'll deliver:

  • The design aims are to:
  • • Connect city infrastructure real-time networks to enable new services for citizens, e.g. smart parking systems
  • • Deploy city sensors to gather information on traffic levels, footfall, noise levels etc to feed into city operations
  • • Deploy intelligent street lighting control system to deliver energy savings, improved road traffic safety etc.
  • • Upgrade street lighting to enable open-standards-based wireless network

Why it's a great idea:

The upgrading of lighting in the Glasgow from standard street lights to LEDs is an integral part of a number of strategies and plans for the city. This includes:
• Future City Glasgow Programme – deployment of Intelligent Street Lighting in 3 test locations on a proof of concept basis – Gordon Street, Riverside Walkway and Merchant City;
• Glasgow’s LED conversion programme funded by the Green Investment Bank (10,000 LEDs city-wide); and
• Horizon 2020 – Smart Cities & Communities Call – deployment of integrated intelligent street lights and sensors (700 LED / intelligent street lights within communities immediately to the north and east of the City Centre – Port Dundas, Sighthill, Roystonhill, Townhead, University of Strathclyde Campus and Drygate).

Intelligent Street Lighting is also an integral part of Glasgow’s plans for the development of Smart City capabilities, which are outlined in the following section of the brief.

Steps to get it done:

  • The project is sponsored by Glasgow City Council

Students wishing to submit a design proposal for this brief must register and download the detailed project brief here:

Location Glasgow

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