VolkerHighways has won a street lighting term maintenance contract with Bristol City Council worth an estimated £7,300,000. The contract begins 1 August 2018 and will continue for three years.
The team will replace a number of the city’s street lights with new, energy efficient LED lanterns, complete with a central management system (CMS). As well as reducing their energy and CO2 usage, the CMS will allow the council to dim or turn off the lights strategically, resulting in further energy reductions.
In addition, VolkerHighways will undertake planned and reactive maintenance on Bristol’s street lights and traffic signs, for the duration of the three years.
The business will also work with Bristol City Council on a number of social value initiatives, including supporting local events and charity fundraising. Working with On Site Bristol, VolkerHighways will also take on three apprentices during the contract term. In addition, they will provide ten work experience places and three work placements.
Alistair Thompson, managing director of VolkerHighways, said: “We are pleased to have been awarded this new contract and look forward to working with the Bristol City Council team in the delivery of their new LED lighting programme, as well as supporting a number of local employment programmes. This award is a further testament to VolkerHighways’ significant experience in the LED market.”
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