Lighting up Yorkshire

Civil and electrical engineering firm, McCann, has begun work on a £25m contract to replace and maintain street lighting across Calderdale, Yorkshire, which will see the Nottingham-based company working in the area until at least the year 2025.

The McCann team will be responsible for replacing around 19,000 LED lanterns and 9000 lighting columns, and will carry out all the lighting and electrical design, associated ICP (Independent Connections Provider) connections and civil engineering works in the area. In addition, McCann has also been contracted for the maintenance of both the existing and future asset portfolio, including fault repairs, cleaning of assets and emergency services for the street lighting infrastructure.

Says McCann Local Authority Business Director, Tiz Gibson: “We have made significant investments to ensure this project will be another success to add to our extensive portfolio. We have TUPE transferred several existing members of staff and we have employed local staff including several apprentices. We have also sourced and will use suppliers from the area which will contribute to the local economy. We look forward to building a strong partnership with Calderdale.”