Bluebell Park aided by An-10 Wireless lighting control system

Posted: 04-03-2016

The Brief:

Bluebell Park Apartments is a landmark Liverpool residential scheme backed by ex-Liverpool footballer, Steve Gerrard. Built in 2015 in response to a report which highlighted the glaring inadequacies in the provision of suitable housing for some of the most vulnerable people in society, the 122 one and two-bedroom apartments cater for the health and care needs of those over the age of 50.


CP Electronics were approached by the contractor, Quartz Electrical, to provide an easy to install, energy-efficient solution which could also be linked to the building’s fire alarm system.

Our Insight:

“We saw this project as a golden opportunity to demonstrate the real value of our energy-saving products; in the simplicity of their design and how flexible and effective they are in use. In addition to creating a safe and comfortable environment for residents, the project also had the potential for us to deliver a highly energy-efficient solution.


“We considered the footfall in the building throughout the course of the day and the fact that the lighting system needed to link with the building’s fire alarm system and were able to provide a highly effective and safe solution for the residents and building owners alike.”

Our Solution:

“We recommended implementing our patented An-10 wireless lighting control system which integrated with the building’s complex internal clock and fire systems.


“We also recommended using the D-mate lighting system to program the lights, so they were only operational during daytime hours before changing to a night-time pattern when 50 per cent of lights were controlled by presence and motion detectors.”

The Result:

“We were able to provide an internal lighting controls system that was reliable, flexible, energy saving and cost saving.


“The An-10 wireless lighting control system can communicate with time and fire prevention technology to ensure we satisfied the project specification criteria and lighting will be activated instantly in the event of an alarm.


“Programming the lights in the communal areas using the D-mate lighting system helped to minimise any unnecessary energy consumption and costs.”

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Landmark Liverpool residential scheme benefits from innovative lighting controls. 

When CP Electronics, a leader in the design and manufacture of energy saving lighting controls, was approached by Quartz Electrical to come up with an easy to install solution to meet a particular specification for a new housing project in Liverpool, it identified a golden opportunity. 

Not only was the Bluebell Park project backed by an England football legend, Steven Gerrard, who grew up locally, it also offered CP a platform to demonstrate the value of its energy-saving lighting control solutions. In addition to creating a safe and comfortable environment for residents, the project also had the potential to deliver a highly energy-efficient solution.

Completed in spring 2015, the Bluebell Park Apartments were built in response to a report that highlighted the glaring inadequacies around the provision of suitable housing for some of the most vulnerable people within our society.  

The new complex in Huyton offers 122 one- and two-bedroom apartments specially designed to cater for the health and care needs for those over the age of 50. 

CP Electronics was able to demonstrate real value through the implementation of its patented An-10 wireless lighting control system. Integrating conveniently with the complex’s internal clock and fire systems, the An-10 provided a simple yet highly effective and safe solution for the building owners and residents alike. 

By programming the lights using the D-mate lighting system, such that they were operational only during daytime hours, before shifting on to a night-time pattern whereby 50 per cent of lights were controlled by presence and motion detectors provided by CP, this helped to minimise any unnecessary energy consumption and cost incurred. 

Equally as important, however, was the safety component of the solution; by linking with the building’s fire alarm system, this caused all corridor lighting to be instantly activated in the event of an alarm. The true value of the solution, therefore, lay in its flexibility – by providing an easier wiring option, the An-10 wireless lighting control system was able to communicate effectively with time and fire prevention technology to ensure the specification criteria were fully satisfied. Lighting was programmed so that it was operational only during daytime hours, before shifting on to a night-time pattern whereby 50 per cent of lights were controlled by presence detectors provided by CP. In turn, this helped to minimise any unnecessary energy consumption and cost incurred.  

Using CP Electronics’ D-Mate lighting control system, scene setting functionality is also available in the bistro.

Andrew Maloney of Quartz Electrical commented: “The communal internal lighting controls system installed at Bluebell Park has provided end users with a flexible and reliable solution which meets the exact project specification. Designed in close collaboration with CP Electronics, the feedback to date has been excellent.”

The contractor on the project was Quartz Electrical and the consultant was Progressive Services Design Ltd.