Power On for Leicester Tigers new stand!4th January, 2010
Picture Caption: An artist’s impression of the new Caterpillar Stand at Welford Road, home of Leicester Tigers.
Leicestershire-based Power On Connections, the UK’s leading independent connections provider for electrical infrastructure to commercial developments, has commenced works to supply the electrical connections for the new Caterpillar Stand at Leicester Tigers Welford Road stadium.
Power On will provide the development with a High Voltage (HV) Metered Ring Main Unit to the new customer-owned 1500kVA transformer, also co-ordinating works with the local highway authority to excavate across the busy Aylestone Road up to the point of connection in the highway.
The Caterpillar stand is the first phase in the £60m redevelopment of Welford Road, which will see the stadium’s capacity initially increase to 24,000. Upon completion of the additional phases, Welford Road will hold 30,000 and will be the largest, purpose-built club rugby union stadium in the UK.
Chris Bean, managing director, Power On Connections said: “The new Caterpillar stand at Welford Road is already dramatically changing the city’s skyline and will no doubt become a dominant landmark for Leicester. The fact that Power On is involved in facilitating this gives me an enormous sense of achievement, both professionally and as a lifelong rugby fan – I greatly look forward to see the finished product!”
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