McCann close to completing North Lincolnshire street lighting project

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McCann recently added to its growing portfolio of LED street lighting replacement projects with a new contract for North Lincolnshire.

The Nottingham-based firm commenced work in October 2017 and is expecting to complete the project within 14 months – 10 months earlier than anticipated.

The works are centred in Scunthorpe and the surrounding area and once completed, North Lincolnshire will benefit from the replacement and upgrade of 19,000 lanterns that include energy-saving LED technology.

The installation of these lanterns will make a significant annual cost-saving for the authority and due to the early completion, savings will be greater and sooner than originally anticipated.

Works include the upgrade of earthing and isolation points to bring them in line with current regulations, as well as TR22 inspections of concrete columns to assist with risk management and to prioritise any future replacement programmes.

Mike Simpson, Group Manager for Transport Asset Management at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“At a time when other authorities are switching off street lights, we’re making the move to white-light LEDs because of their reduced energy consumption, saving us thousands of pounds a year and reducing our carbon footprint.

“We’re really pleased with the quick turnaround on this project by the McCann team, and we’re hoping to bring the next phase forward and replace an additional 4,000 lanterns across the area.”