Tradeston Bridge lighting upgrade tipped to signal brighter future for Glasgow’s Clydeside

GLASGOW’S Tradeston Bridge has been enhanced with the installation of ‘dynamic’ sustainable lighting.

The lighting project was delivered by Glasgow City Council as part of the city deal’s Clyde waterfront and west end innovation quarter programme, which will see £113.9 million capital investment in the river corridor.

The newly illuminated bridge will connect the new Barclays Glasgow Campus to the city’s financial district on the west side of the city centre – with it hoped to encourage increased footfall on the bridge.

Delivered by Eindhoven-headquartered firm Signify, alongside Lightways (Contractors) Ltd, the new lighting has been designed to complement the bridge’s ‘eye-catching, wave-like’ structure and form. The handrail has been fitted with custom stanchion lighting using Color Kinetics high-performance professional LED lighting products from the firm.

The system is connected to Signify’s Interact Landmark software application, which controls the lights from a central dashboard and offers the ability to monitor and manage performance and outages from a single, secure dashboard.

The project includes a five-year lifecycle package, managed through Interact Landmark Lighting Asset Management, that enables remote and on-site maintenance, along with energy savings through regular system optimisation. Interact Landmark Scene Management provides the ability to programme and manage dynamic light shows remotely, enabling the scene to be changed to suit the season, festival, or event.

Stephen Rouatt, CEO of Signify UK & Ireland, commented, “Light is one of the most powerful means of breathing new life into cities and towns, heralding a new era of urban design and beautification. The new installation at Tradeston Bridge combines cutting-edge design and sustainable LED technology, that ensures energy efficiency, connectivity and innovation.

“We’ve lit bridges around the world and seen first-hand the positive impact that dynamic architectural lighting has on transforming local communities and economies. Color Kinetics, a scalable and innovative technology, is a perfect solution as it can help achieve a unique vision for the bridge.”