Indoor Ski Slope
Chill Factor e Manchester
With the longest real snow slope in the country, separate nursery slopes, a toboggan run, fantastic snow play land for children and a climbing wall; Chill Factor e is one of the most popular leisure facilities in the North West.
Very close to Manchester town centre and right next door to the Trafford Centre, Chill Factor e also houses retail facilities, bars & restaurants which overlook the slopes, and rooms available for private functions.
The project involved the full Design & Build of the Electrical Services including Mains & Sub Mains Distribution, UPS System, Stand-by Generation, General/Emergency Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Security, CCTV & PA/VE Systems, External Lighting, ICT Installations, Fire detection system(s) including aspiration to the slope.
The Project requirements involved looking at technical design solutions given the environment/ conditions within the main and nursery slopes. The general lighting design had to allow for clear definition of the slope contours, which was achieved by using asymmetrical flood lighting as direct and indirect illumination. The emergency lighting system design utilised the general slope lighting of which 1/3 of the 121no 400Watt luminaires were supplied via a UPS system, which in turn was protected by a 100kVA stand-by generator.
Programme 30 Weeks