The London Boroughs of Kingston and Sutton

Lighting term maintenance

VolkerHighways is working on a ten-year street lighting term maintenance contract for the Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Sutton Councils.


What we are doing

We deliver general maintenance and repair of street lights and illuminated signs and bollards across the Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Sutton.

We are responsible for 11,000 street lights in Kingston and 15,000 street lights in Sutton. The team provide routine and non-routine maintenance, night scouting and emergency call outs.


Switching to LEDs

The business is working on a LED rollout programme across both boroughs to reduce both council’s energy consumption.

In Kingston, the team have converted 7,000 street lights to LEDs, with an additional 5,000 planned for the future. In Sutton, we have converted 3,500 LEDs, with an additional 3,000 now in the planning stages. 1,100 concrete columns have been replaced in Sutton from an ongoing programme of 2,800. These columns are designed for simple installation of electric vehicle charge points.

We are deploying a Central Management System (CMS) to monitor and control the LED lanterns. LED lanterns in Kingston and Sutton are being fitted with CMS nodes at the time of installation, with the remainder being retrofitted.