McCann secures landmark Suffolk County Council street lighting services contract

McCann has announced that it has secured a significant street lighting services contract with Suffolk County Council – further enhancing the businesses reputation as a leading contractor in the delivery of major infrastructure solutions.

The company has a proven track record for the successful delivery of street lighting maintenance contracts, which is evident in its work across term maintenance contracts in North and North East Lincolnshire, Sandwell and the London Borough of Hillingdon, said the company.

As a result of this reputation, Suffolk County Council invited McCann to tender for its street lighting services contract in September 2022, with the proposed contract spanning seven years and commencing from October 1st 2023. There is also an option to extend the contract for an additional three years, resulting in an estimated overall project value of £35 million over ten years.

Under the comprehensive contract framework, McCann will assume responsibility for critical tasks including emergency attendances, fault repairs, asset cleaning, electrical testing, visual inspections, lamp changes, and the repair and replacement of assets as required. The company’s expertise also extends to private cable fault diagnosis and repair.

Suffolk County Council’s extensive street lighting network encompasses 62,000 road lighting assets, including 55,000 columns, 9,000 signs and bollards, and 3,500 associated assets. Additionally, the council is entrusted with maintaining 10,500 assets within parishes in Suffolk and 1,200 assets within parishes in Norfolk.

News of McCann securing such a prestigious contract has been met with excitement by the McCann team, particularly for Managing Director John McCann – who is looking forward to the commencement of operations across the county.

“Street lighting maintenance constitutes an essential aspect of the services we consistently deliver to customers throughout the UK,” explains John.

“High profile contracts such as this are vital to our wider business growth strategy as we look to partner with local authorities, build long-term relationships and establish significant ongoing contracts across sizable frameworks that demonstrate our broad capabilities,”

John continues, “We firmly believe in the power of collaborative work founded on trust, with the ultimate goal of delivering exceptional outcomes for our customers while driving positive social and environmental change. Throughout the tender process, it became evident that the team at Suffolk County Council shares our values. I am confident that together, we can forge a fruitful partnership that will endure for many years, making a significant impact on the lives of residents across Suffolk.”

Councillor Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for Ipswich, Operational Highways and Flooding, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new streetlighting services contractor, McCann to Suffolk. Following a rigorous procurement exercise, McCann demonstrated how they would be a perfect fit for our county,”

“With recent successes to replace 43,000 of our streetlights with sustainable LED lanterns, McCann looks to further these successes and support us to deliver on the county council’s ambitions; especially by providing value for money and enhancing our environment, supporting us on our journey to Net Zero Carbon,”

“Congratulations to McCann and all those involved in successfully procuring and awarding this new contract, whilst continuing to keep our county safe and moving.”


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