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External Lighting

Richmond Lawn Tennis Club

Client Name: Richmond Lawn Tennis Club
Location: London
Budget: Not applicable
Project Details:

Avoca Consulting Engineers were employed to provide an independent design and impact assessment for the tennis courts, located next door to Kew Gardens in London -   Allowing the club to provide amenity to the club members throughout the year.

A lighting manufacturer had produced a design for the scheme and the Local Authority (The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames) and an independent lighting consultant had appraised the scheme and on the basis of the appraisal had rejected the planning application.

Avoca Consulting Engineers’ brief was to gain planning consent for the lighting scheme.
A revised planning application was submitted containing Avoca Consulting Engineers innovative revised lighting design - maintaining the Lawn Tennis Association standards for lighting, together with an impact assessment and counter argument to the Local Authority’s report.  Subsequently planning consent was granted at appeal by the Local Authority planning committee.
Avoca Consulting Engineers innovative solutions resulted in a groundbreaking project which has now set a precedent, providing a model for similar applications and recognised by the Sport England’s Innovation Fund.