Capita’s street lighting team designed a solution to retrofit 17,500 units of the council’s existing street lighting stock with energy efficient LED lighting. We retained the existing street lighting columns that were proven structurally sound and replaced those that were no longer fit for purpose.
As well as completing the design, we project managed the installation from start to finish, to ensure the programme was completed accurately and on time.
Before implementing the retrofit programme we completed onsite inspections, making sure every light asset across the borough was photographed and documented, recording current condition and any electrical information required for the retrofit. This was then passed to the council in order for them to update their own management information system (MIS) on their current lighting assets. From this data a bespoke geographical programme, which included product requirements and detailed designs that meet British standards, was presented to the client.
In replacing 17,500 LED lanterns (which have a 20 year life span) across Blackburn and Darwen, the local authority is already realising significant savings across its revenue budget.
Over the next 20 years
The new lighting and better visibility also helps to reduce the amount of road traffic accidents and increases road safety for pedestrians when walking in the hours of darkness. The police are in full support of this project as the improved lighting assists with the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour and better imagery detection from CCTV.
By introducing this project, the council has met street lighting investment objectives and has:
We designed a solution to retrofit 9000 lanterns of the council’s existing street lighting stock with energy efficient LED lighting. We retained the existing street lighting columns that were proven structurally sound and replaced 1200 columns that were no longer fit for purpose.Capita’s street lighting team
The strength of the partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council was a major contributing factor to Blackburn winning the ‘Council of the Year’ at the Local Government Chronicle awards.Blackburn with Darwen Council
Converting schools are entitled to a transfer of the property by way of 125 year leasehold interests grantedOxfordshire County Council