Street lighting

It’s no secret that local authorities are coming under more and more pressure to reduce costs, hit environmental targets and ensure quality services are provided to members of the public.

For many local authorities across the UK, their street lighting stock is adding to these pressures and putting more and more strain on budgets and performance.

How can we help
We can successfully deliver your LED replacement project

Your traditional low efficiency lanterns are costing you at least 100% more to run than LED lanterns. Every extra minute, hour or day of use is burning cash that you could use to support your other vital services. Despite this, many authorities are telling us that their LED replacement projects will take between 5 and 10 years to deliver, starving other services of cash and pushing the return on investment (ROI) out to 20 years.

Our team can:

  • Fast track and deliver your LED street lighting project between 18 months and 3 years
  • Free up cash for your other services and reduce the ROI time by half
We can reduce your maintenance costs

Maintaining your lighting assets is costly and time consuming. Our street lighting team will help design a solution that will reduce your maintenance burden by up to 60%, freeing up time and resource to focus on high profile projects or support vital front-line services.

As part of our service we can also provide the ongoing support you require for periodic testing regimes.

Find out how we helped Blackburn and Darwen, or Inverclyde Council with their street lighting. 

We can mitigate the impact of rising energy and carbon credit prices

The price of carbon credits are set to rise to £32 in 2020 and £75 by 2030. Electricity prices are forecast to rise until 2030 and beyond. Our street lighting team will work with you to reduce your lighting energy consumption by over 50%, protecting you from the impact of increasing prices and freeing the funds you need maintain vital frontline services.

We can reduce you procurement costs

As well as fast tracking the delivery of your project, we can also reduce the time it takes you to issue your tender, ensuring that you maximise the benefits of your project by starting and completing it sooner.  We are also on many consultancy frameworks where there is also provision to direct award, making it easy to access our services.

We will prepare the way for your project

Inaccurate inventories make it more difficult and more expensive to carry out your duty to maintain and improve your assets. They also lead to inaccurate energy usage submissions and inaccurate energy bills which will eventually need to be rectified. By auditing your assets our team of experts will reduce your maintenance costs and enable you to improve the efficiency of your lighting improvement schemes and ensure that your energy bills are more accurate. On average accuracy can vary by 25%.

We keep your project on track

It’s difficult to manage large complex LED lighting projects with limited in-house resources. As a result, many projects struggle to deliver their optimum benefits. By managing your project, our team will ensure that all work is carried out to standard and on schedule ensuring that your investment is protected to ensure it delivers the projected benefits.

Learn more about our street lighting team with our team spotlight.

Creating a better place

Creating a place that will attract family’s jobs and social investment is the key to the future of all local authorities. Our street lighting team will help you design an environment which will improve your citizens safety, boost your night time economy and give people pride in their community.

For more information, download our brochure or you can email localgov@capita.co.uk

Delivering Blackburn and Darwen’s LED street lighting retrofit

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I just wanted to thank everyone involved in replacing the old sodium orange street lights with the new LED soft white ones. It had made such a difference when I go out at night! The new lighting is clearly more environmentally friendly and economical, so congratulations all round, and keep up the good work

Resident of Blackburn

Designing Inverclyde Council’s LED street lighting retrofit

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We designed a solution to retrofit 9000 lanterns of the council’s existing street lighting stock with energy efficient LED lighting. We retained the existing street lighting columns that were proven structurally sound and replaced 1200 columns that were no longer fit for purpose.

Capita’s street lighting team

Capita Local Public Services celebrates Responsible Business Week

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As individuals, we can all seek to work responsibly. It is no coincidence that our Corporate Value ('VOICE') prominently include words like 'honesty', 'integrity' and 'ownership'.

Chris Terry, Compliance Director