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Case Study

Liverpool Football Club AXA Training Facility – lighting

In November 2020 Liverpool Football Club opened the AXA Training Centre, which created a combined first-team and U23s facility. The vision of Liverpool was realised by the civil engineering contractors McLaughlin & Harvey.

  • Services

    Installation, LED lighting

  • Client / Year

    McLaughlin & Harvey on behalf of LFC / 2020

  • Lead Time

    3 weeks – brief to completion

Our brief was to enhance each space, bringing it to life with light and stunning visual displays, all installed and fitted with total discretion in a strict Covid-19 secure environment.

We installed LED effect lighting around the AXA complex, giving it that extra vibrancy.

Examples include:

  • First team changing room: LED strip lighting triggered by PIR sensors installed in the lockers, so when the player opens them, their kit is illuminated. LED lighting is also added to the football boots in the lockers, illuminating the players’ boots.
  • First team & U23’s reception desk: LED halo effect added, giving a greater visual impact when entering the complex.
  • First team managers & executive offices: LED lighting was integrated within the furniture, bookcases, shelves, and displays to provide halo effects and illuminate items on display.


The use of energy-efficient LED lighting in key areas around the facility visually enhances the spaces and provides an extra wow factor. The addition of PIR sensors is an additional energy-saving measure, enabling certain areas to be illuminated only when lighting is required.

Our work has been viewed by millions through LFC’s social media channels, and we are rightly proud that our team was involved in such a prestigious project – well, the red half is!

In addition to the LED Lighting Project, the PPL Group also installed over 120 screen displays and video walls in the facility – see the case study 

LFC AXA Training Centre (Men's) The PPL Group installed LED lighting within the first team lockers that illuminates players kit and boots when opened
LFC AXA Training Centre (Men's) The PPL Group installed halo effect LED lighting within the First Team Manager & Executive Offices



Liverpool Football Club training facility

“Now that the new AXA Training Centre is now completed, footballing staff and players are all moved in and enjoying the place, I wanted to send you a thank you for the work that PPL managed. Nothing was too difficult for you and the installation guys onsite. Your whole team were always happy to go the extra mile when needed, which made my life easier…I can’t thank you enough for all your help, much appreciated.”

Carl Lybert, Associate, Project Management . Liverpool Football Club

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