New Gewiss street lighting for Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe campus



As a leading educational institution, Manchester Metropolitan University is forging ahead with its environmental strategy. The university has come from 91st to first place for greenest universities, by tackling energy, water waste, carbon management, compliance and sustainable travel.  The university is committed to using energy efficient equipment, and has made the important transition to LED lighting, which is increasingly being installed as standard.

As part of an energy saving project to meet the University’s carbon footprint targets, and to reduce campus maintenance and running costs at its Crewe Campus, MMU installed 49 Gewiss Street [O3] energy-saving LED street lights, in pedestrianised areas and car parks.

Saving energy was not the only consideration;  a high performance, quality lighting solution was needed as the pedestrianised zone required more reliable lighting, to make the area safer for the public and staff. Local wholesaler TN Robinson was charged with proposing a suitable solution and delivering the project on time, within budget, while ensuring the safety of the public and contractors on site during the upgrade.

TN Robinson took on board the specific requirements of MMU’s facilities manager to identify a lighting solution.  Following an extensive selection process, and in close consultation with the university, Street [O3] was selected from a wide range of street lighting from a number of manufacturers.

“Gewiss’ Street [O3] Street Lighting ticked all the boxes and a few more,” says Dr John Hindley, Head of Environmental Strategy at MMU.  “It has superior, high-quality components and delivers the energy-efficiency we have committed to as a University.  We were also impressed by the stylish design of the units.”

Peter Whelan, account manager at TN Robinson commented:  “The Street [O3] offered a considerable improvement in terms of performance, and we were able to use the original lighting points - which was both cost effective and convenient.  Gewiss’ lighting provides an excellent payback potential for the University.  It is easy to install and came with an extended 5 year warranty; an important factor; giving peace of mind to our customer.”


  • With a low carbon footprint, Street [O3] contributes to the University’s reduced energy consumption targets.
  • Easy to install using the original lighting points, and low maintenance, Street [O3] frees up time and budget.
  • Street [O3] is a high-performance and high-quality solution, with excellent light output.
  • The financial payback is achieved quickly; available with an extended five-year warranty.


49 x GW87410 Street [O3] in die-cast aluminium - IP66
LED Modules powered at 700 MA with PMMA Lenses
Street Optic
1 Module (1 x 16 LED)
Lumen Output 3030 (lm)

For technical information about Street [O3] call Gewiss on t: 01954 712 757 or email technical@gewiss.co.uk

About Street [O3]

Street [O3] is a street lighting range for street and open public areas, fully meeting industry regulations, with minimal operating costs and designed for easy installation.
Street [O3] is available in a LED configuration with 2 (32 LED) to 5 (80 LED) modules, or in the CosmoPolis non-LED version. All models offer IP66 degree of protection, insulation class II and can house remote control devices. Versions with two-speed self-learning device and DALI versions are also available.
Street [O3] fittings can be installed on all pole systems, with or without a side bracket, with a diameter from 42 to 76mm. A range of matching poles and side brackets are also available.

About Gewiss

GEWISS is a leading manufacturer of over 20,000 innovative electrical and lighting solutions, including: wiring accessories, such as circuit protection and isolation, industrial plugs, sockets and connection systems, enclosures, and cable management; lighting, for industrial, floodlighting, street and decorative applications, and home automation systems.

Each product made by Gewiss combines exceptional quality, innovation and engineering, designed to make life easier for the installer, and optimised for its application and environment.

With its headquarters and main manufacturing plant in Italy, Gewiss operates worldwide, in over 80 markets across 5 continents. Gewiss is a truly international brand with a formidable heritage.

For further press information, please contact Natalie Keuroghlian email: marketing@gewiss.co.uk,
t: 01954 712 757.


About TN Robinson

TN Robinson Ltd. is an independent electrical wholesaler based in the North West of England. Established in 1923, owned by the same family for four generations and with a reputation within the electrical industry for providing exceptional customer service. A member of ANEW, the largest electrical purchasing consortium in the UK.

Offering a broad selection of quality branded electrical products, combined with extensive knowledge of every product supplied, TN Robinson provides customers with the best advice and competitive prices.

About MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University is the largest campus-based undergraduate university in the UK with a total student population of more than 37,000. The central Manchester campus is situated close to Manchester’s city centre with a second campus at Crewe, Cheshire, 36 miles from Manchester.