Lighting upgrades to save Coventry Council £22m

Coventry Council is to save millions of pounds on its energy bills, thanks to an extensive street lighting upgrade programme. The £55 million ‘Lighting Coventry’ project saw more than 25,000 […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Coventry Council is to save millions of pounds on its energy bills, thanks to an extensive street lighting upgrade programme.

The £55 million ‘Lighting Coventry’ project saw more than 25,000 new lighting columns installed as well as a further 11,500 lights for signs and bollards replaced with energy efficient alternatives.

Balfour Beatty, which carried out the upgrades, claims the council will save £22 million over the lifetime of the project and reduce carbon emissions by more than 4,500 tonnes.

Cllr Jayne Innes, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “The city’s lighting is now more energy efficient and effective than ever before, which means that our streets are brighter and safer for the people living and travelling around Coventry.”