Civil and electrical engineering firm McCann has begun work on a £25 million contract to replace and maintain street lighting across Calderdale, Yorkshire, which will see the Nottingham-based company working in the area until at least the year 2025.
The McCann team will be responsible for replacing around 19,000 LED lanterns and 9,000 lighting columns, and will carry out all the lighting and electrical design, associated ICP (Independent Connections Provider) connections and civil engineering works in the area. In addition, McCann has also been contracted for the maintenance of both the existing and future asset portfolio, including fault repairs, cleaning of assets and emergency services for the street lighting infrastructure.
Calderdale is the latest contract-win for McCann and the company is gaining an enviable reputation in the industry for its LED street lighting excellence in particular.
McCann started 2017 with a similar contract-win for London’s second largest borough, Hillingdon, with the team commissioned to upgrade approximately 23,000 lanterns to LED and maintain 25,000 assets over a five-year period.
The project was awarded to McCann following an evaluation by the council, which highlighted a comprehensive control management system (CMS), good industry practice and the company’s aspiration for long-term partnership working. McCann aims to enable the authority to see a huge reduction in both energy and maintenance costs – making a positive contribution towards the current carbon footprint and value-for-money for the taxpayer.
“We were hugely impressed by McCann’s tender and evidence of successful similar projects they’ve undertaken for other Local Authorities across the UK,” says Bona Matturi, Calderdale’s corporate lead – design and asset management (highways and transportation).
“This will have a very positive impact on the people and businesses of Calderdale – from an economic as well as environmental point of view – and we are confident the McCann team will ensure the project will run smoothly from start to finish.”