Starting in August 2007 work will begin in Derby to replace the street lighting.
This needs to be done to meet current standards. It will also provide a safer and
more pleasant environment.
Balfour Beatty Power Networks, in partnership with Derby City Council, will carry
out the work as part of a multi-million pound contract to improve lighting. Balfour
Beatty Power Networks are responsible for providing and maintaining street lighting
and highway lit signs until 2032. During the first five years 75% of the lighting
units will be replaced with the installation of nearly 25,000 units.
The work will involve the installation of new lighting columns and the removal of
the old columns once the new columns are working. Balfour Beatty Power Networks
will try to keep disruption and inconvenience to a minimum.
The new street lighting layout will be designed to meet current standards and the
latest technology will be used so that the lighting levels needed are achieved.
Energy consumption will be maintained at the lowest possible level.
In carrying out this work Balfour Beatty Power Networks are committed to ensuring
enquiries will be courteously dealt with by a member of their customer care team
and responding to all enquiries within five working days of receipt
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Jonathan Guest, Corporate Director for Regeneration and Community
at Derby City Council said
"The Council are delighted that this contract has now been signed and that work
will soon begin, bringing significant benefits to both residents of Derby and visitors
to the City”
Commenting on the award, Ian Tyler, Balfour Beatty Chief Executive,
"Balfour Beatty already has a strong permanent presence in Derby and we are thoroughly
familiar with the locality. We look forward to working with Derby City Council on
a programme which will help improve road safety, reduce crime and enhance the local
David Whatmough, Director, Balfour Beatty Power Networks, said
"Balfour Beatty Power Networks' head office is in Derby, so we are particularly
pleased to have been awarded this very significant contract. We look forward to
working with the Council to ensure that the project is a great success for the City".