Bradford Smart Lighting
Bradford council awards £2m contract to Costain for its smart street lighting project.
08:33 30 May 2020
A smart infrastructure solutions company has been chosen to replace 59,00 lights and 17,000 lampposts across Bradford in the next four years. The £2million consultancy contract cements Costain and Bradford's relationship as they develop a high-level plan to give an overall picture of £500million worth of capital delivery programmes within the city.
Bradford Council's Smart Street Lighting Project will involve the use of new, energy-efficient LED lights that are controlled by a central management system designed to deliver significant environmental and safety benefits as well as serve as the backbone for the inclusion of the additional Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Sue Kershaw, Costain's transportation managing director, said: "In these unprecedented times, where Covid-19 has brought much of the economy to a standstill, local authorities are under huge pressure to continue the delivery of critical programmes of work for their communities.
"Our relationship with Bradford Council, which focuses on partnership and outcomes, has allowed us to reach back into our organisation to deliver additional capacity, capability, resilience and flexibility in a range of areas to support our client and keep the transport infrastructure services working."
Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, an executive member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, commented: "Bradford's Smart Street Lighting programme represents a major investment in one of the biggest assets of the council - our 59,000 columns. The ability to ensure effective delivery of the contract was paramount in Bradford's approach to seeking a delivery partner with the skills, knowledge and ability to drive both the financial savings and the associated positive contribution to our C02 emissions which are key outputs over the next five years."