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Skanska, which has combined its experience in infrastructure services, utilities and public realm works will be responsible for the design, installation and ongoing operations works on the project.

During the first five years, the team will replace approximately 38,000 street lights and 8,000 street signs and bollards. Work also includes the refurbishment of a further 4,000 street lights.

In addition, Skanska will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the street lighting stock, including the provision of help desk services and emergency response during the life of the project valued at around £2 million per annum, the first two years of which will also be included in Skanska's order bookings for the second quarter of 2011.

Under the contract the team will provide new improved and energy-efficient street lighting across the boroughs, which will directly support better road safety, deliver an improved night time environment and economy and help reduce street crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Central Management System - a key part of the solution - will provide a high level of control enabling street lighting levels to be varied in real-time from a central control station. This will provide a number of benefits to the community, such as the ability to enhance light levels in specific locations at peak times, improved visibility in response to incidents, remote fault detection, and lower carbon emissions from reduced night scouting activities, electricity metering and Authority access to the reporting system.