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Media interest as telescopic masts go up at Lords

Telescopic masts attract media attention 47 meters above the world famous Lord’s cricket ground

London, England: May 2009

Installation of Telescopic Mast

We’re not the only ones getting excited about the new telescopic masts and floodlights being installed at the world famous cricket ground, Lord’s. Sky and the Telegraph were amongst media and press invited to see the installation of one the colossal 47m high masts and floodlights.

Our new patented telescopic masts proved the perfect solution to overcome the strict planning regulations set out by the local authority.

The ground is set in a densely residential area so both the design and lighting overspill had to take in to consideration how the local residents could be affected.

The masts will telescope down to less than 30m when not in use and at the end of the season the 10m x 6m head frames will be removed to further reduce the visual impact.

The bespoke head frames, each hold 100 Challenger® 3 floodlights, were designed to mirror the iconic Lords media centre.

It’s taken two years to develop this unique product. "The scale and complexity of the project has been a real challenge, but one we have enjoyed delivering." Phil Nichols, Senior Project Engineer.

ICC rules stipulate that a ground hosting a Twenty20 match must have floodlights that meet both ECB standards and the requirements of the broadcasters. As the telescopic masts and floodlights have also been installed at the Brit Oval and our fixed masts and floodlights were installed at Trent Bridge last year, we are proud to make it a Twenty20 hat-trick.

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