With entertainment stadiums regularly playing host to thousands of spectators, safety is the priority at centre stage when it comes to the continual evolution of emergency lighting solutions.
ABB’s Stanilite® portfolio has been chosen by more than 30 of Australia’s major entertainment venues in the last decade alone, representing in excess of 350,000 stadiums seats offering the industry’s most assured occupant safety at all times.
In 2020, Townsville’s 25,000-capacity Queensland Country Bank Stadium opened to an Elton John concert – a fitting first showcase of its advanced design. The venue is home to the North Queensland Cowboys but is designed as a multi-purpose venue.
It presented the ultimate challenge to ABB – design values via Cox Architecture’s concept, double-tiered stands expandable to 30,000 in the future, a semi-open roof able to withstand cyclonic winds, and all the usual priorities that come with major venues.
The range and choice offered through ABB’s Stanilite emergency lighting, and ease of installation, were initial priorities. However, ease of maintenance and longevity across the stadium’s lifetime were quickly identified as essential.
Stanilite’s ability to offer a proven product suited to North Queensland’s warmer climate, and leading manufacturing quality, were among the advantages. The ABB team also provided a consultant to support the design phase, ensuring design requirements were tightly matched to construction and ongoing operations outcomes.
For developers and facilities managers, Stanilite’s value doesn’t end there. Clients gain the best of ABB’s 45 years of engineering history and experience, savings such as easier and faster installations, and whole-of-life value through ongoing cost efficiency. It presents the leading choice for entertainment venues.