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Balfour Beatty bags lighting PPP

Contractor Balfour Beatty has won preferred bidder status for a £250M streelighting PPP for Coventry City Council.

The 25-year concession will involve the design, installation and maintenance of 33,000 street lights and 6,000 signs and bollards, during the five-year capital investment period, and the ongoing maintenance of all existing and new equipment.

Balfour Beatty’ stake will be approximately £6.3M.

Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “We look forward to working in partnership with Coventry City Council to transform the city’s street lighting. We will develop infrastructure within the area to enable us to deliver the contract and will create local employment opportunities.”  

New lamps will use 38% less energy, including a centrally-controlled dimming system to allow light levels to be reduced when streets are quiet.

Other features include:

  • Lanterns with a ‘white light’ source, improving light efficiency and face recognition;
  • LEDs where access for maintenance is restricted and to enhance areas of the City Centre;
  • De-illumination of bollards or their replacement by solar-powered units, resulting in zero energy consumption for all bollard types;
  • De-illumination of signs or their replacement by low wattage LEDs.

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