The London Boroughs of Havering and Barking and Dagenham confirms two-year lighting extensions

VolkerHighways has been awarded two-year contract extensions for the maintenance, repair and replacement of street lighting, and other illuminated signs and associated electrical equipment, with the London Borough of Havering and Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The combined contract extensions are worth £4.2 million, over the two years.

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The two contracts – one with the London Borough of Havering, and the second, with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, both began in January 2017, and have now been extended to 31 March 2024. Since 2017, the business has converted approximately 30,000 street lights to lower energy LED lanterns and installed over 3,000 new lighting columns. VolkerHighways has also played a major part in the installation of a central management system across the boroughs to enable improved monitoring and energy efficiency of the street lighting assets.

The extensions will see the business continue to install street lighting columns and lantern replacements, as well as undertaking electrical testing - as part of its independent connection’s accreditation, structural testing, routine maintenance, and emergency call outs. Both boroughs will also benefit from a night scout.

David Easton, operations director for VolkerHighways, said: “VolkerHighways has been working with the London Borough of Havering and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham since 2011 and is delighted to have been awarded an extension for a further two years. The extension will continue our long-standing relationships with the boroughs, as we work to improve the street lights of London.”