Bradford awards street lighting contract

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council has awarded a £35 million street lighting contract to Amey.

The contract, which will run for the next four years, will see Amey provide services to survey the 56,500 street lighting assets, provide design for 53,700 units and replace 48,300 existing street lights with energy efficient LED luminaires, including the replacement of approximately 15,600 expired columns with a further 5,000 columns being modified.

The company said it will use the latest innovative solutions, technology and in-house design capabilities to protect the environment by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions by 65 per cent. Amey will also provide social value commitments to transform local communities through a range of initiatives to provide opportunities for young people, the unemployed and disabled, together with providing voluntary work to support and benefit the community.

Bradford Council’s Portfolio Holder, Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, said: “The council is looking forward to working with Amey to deliver the exciting Smart Street Lighting project, which will not only provide significant energy savings, improved reliability and dynamic lighting control but also a platform for the Internet of Things connectivity to provide the council with the ability to develop as a Smart City.”

Peter Anderson, managing director for transport infrastructure at Amey, added: “We are delighted that we have been confirmed as Preferred Bidder by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to deliver their Street Lighting requirements. Our Transport Infrastructure business has a wealth of experience in delivering street lighting contracts throughout the UK, so to be chosen by Bradford Council is a fantastic acknowledgment of our expertise.”