Street lighting

How many lighting columns are planned to be replaced within the next 5 years? And how many per year?

Approximately five thousand columns are to be replaced during 2016/17 and 2017/18 as part of the Challenge Fund, When the Challenge Fund work is completed in March 2018, the remaining aged stock will be assessed against budgets to be made available at the time and decisions made as to whether columns are to be replaced or tested and remain. The size of the budget made available will drive the decision.

Who is responsible for delivering the work (and provider point of contact)?

SSE is the main contractor to carry out street lighting works, based in Exeter

What is the name of the lead officer(s)/main contact(s) overseeing the replacement of street lighting?

Darren Kelly, Challenge Fund Project Manager

What is the current method used to replace/remove street lighting columns?

Current method for excavation…excavate/dig, disconnect, remove lantern (above 8m column height or leave on if below) and remove shaft using sling and chain, installation in reverse.

What is the average cost of taking a lighting column down?

The average cost is between £1000 to £1500 for removal of an existing column and installation of new column including Western Power Distribution charges pending column height.

What is the average cost of installing the new lighting column?

See above

What is the average cost of disconnecting and reconnecting the lighting column

See above