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West Berkshire LED street lights

West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council worked with VolkerHighways to reduce their carbon emissions, save energy and lower their street lighting maintenance costs.

As part of VolkerHighways’ term maintenance contract with West Berkshire Council, we carried out periodic trials with LED street light lanterns. Following the success of these trials we began working with the Council to find an energy efficient solution for their entire network.

The result has been a full street lighting upgrade, including 3,800 column replacements, with approx. 2,800 ICP transfers and a further 7,000 ‘lantern only’ replacements. On completion, the Council will have over 11,000 energy efficient LED street lights in place.

In addition, a Central Management System has been installed, allowing the Council to directly monitor their lights for maintenance issues, as well as dim or turn them off, as required.

At VolkerHighways we pride ourselves on developing strong client relationships, through an ethos of collaboration and openness. West Berkshire Council’s decision to order this £7.2 million project through our existing contract is testament to this approach. The contract now has an expected value of £13 million upon completion.

“VolkerHighways have worked with us successfully since 2006 to look after our road network, footpaths and streetlights. It’s important we look after this infrastructure and the contract with VolkerHighways allows us to maintain our roads efficiently and with the best value for our residents.”

- Councillor Garth Simpson, executive member for Highways and Transport

Note: This is an extension of an existing contract. To view the case study for the original contract, click here.

Facts and figures

  • Client
    West Berkshire Council
  • Contract value
    £13 million
  • Contract period
    Five year contract April 2007 – March 2012
  • Contract extension
    Extended through to October 2016
  • Project categories
    Street lighting and electrical services

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