A Thornaby based company has been awarded the contract to design a street lighting project which is set to save Stockton Council £1.8 million a year.
In March Stockton Council’s Cabinet agreed to invest £14 million in a three year programme to replace almost 28,000 street lighting lanterns with modern, highly efficient LED lighting units.
All street lighting columns over 25-years-old – around 8,500 in total – will also be replaced.
Stainton Lighting Design Services Limited has now been appointed to plan the lighting replacement to ensure the Borough’s streets are lit effectively.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “I’m delighted that this project is not only going to deliver year-on-year savings for the Council but is also making use of the top-class expertise offered by a local Thornaby based company.
“We know how important it is to get the design right as better lighting makes people feel safer so we are looking forward to working with Stainton Lighting Design Services to make sure the lights are positioned where they will most benefit our communities.”
The projected annual savings will come from the lower energy bills and reduced maintenance costs associated with the more efficient and reliable LED lighting.
The replacement programme will be delivered in-house by Stockton Council and is expected to get under way in July.