North and North East Lincolnshire street lighting contracts awarded

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The tender to maintain street lighting and illuminated traffic signs in North and North East Lincolnshire has been awarded to a Nottingham civil and electrical engineering firm.

J M McCann & Co Ltd, (McCann) has worked with North East Lincolnshire Council for over 25 years, successfully winning street lighting and illuminated signs maintenance contracts every five to seven years as they’re put out to tender.

McCann Operations Director, Carl Lancaster said: “Our tender successes demonstrate our dedication to the area and exemplary working practices over a prolonged period of time, and we are hugely proud of this achievement.

“For at least the next three years, our teams will be responsible for keeping over 20,000 street lighting units fully functional, and over 3,500 traffic signs illuminated and operational.”

The contract is worth around £800,000 to £1m per year to the company.

McCann has made major investments in order to carry out the ongoing work. The business has bought over £300,000 worth of new equipment, including a new Hiab lorry and two new pick ups, and is currently going through the planning process to build a brand new office and yard in the Cleethorpes area.

“We’ve also invested in the latest technology to demonstrate our ‘green credentials’ and commitment to our ISO 14001 accreditation,” added Carl Lancaster.

In addition to McCann’s North East Lincolnshire maintenance work, the team will also be taking on a similar role in the North Lincolnshire area for the first time, following another successful tender process.

“We will be supporting North Lincolnshire Council’s in-house team on an ad hoc basis for maintenance works, and we’ll also be replacing over 14,000 street lighting units with LED lanterns as part of our new role”.