Capita appointed to upgrade Blackburn’s street lights

Capita will undertake a £10 million project to completely retrofit 17,500 street lights in Blackburn.

The company has been appointed by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to replace the street lights with new Philips LED lanterns.

Capita will be providing project delivery, design and project management services on the two year programme which will replace almost all street lights across Blackburn and Darwen and save the council over £450,000 in energy and maintenance savings during the first year of installation alone.

It is estimated that with ever increasing energy costs this will equate to a £13.5m saving over the 20 year life of the new lanterns which will also have a huge impact on lighting quality.

The initial management planning and design works commenced in April, with the delivery works starting in June. Completion is expected by March 2016.

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