Croston Road, Leyland

Aptus Utilities was requested by property developer Keepmoat Homes to review an existing street lighting design created by a third-party designer.

The development was being built on the edge of the quiet and established Farington Moss, on the north-west edge of the small town of Leyland, nestled in an area surrounded by green open countryside.

As we were also providing a multi-utility quote to the client, our lighting design team had access to the proposed LV and HV Electricity main drawings allowing them to identify approximately 25 columns that would have required a road crossing for an LV supply.

Keepmoat Homes commissioned Aptus Utilities to carry out a full lighting re-design. Upon further value engineering analysis of the Section 38 on site works it was also determined that:

  • That 54 columns would require relocation to be on the same side of the road as the proposed LV electricity main
  • Five columns that would require moving to avoid being planted on the same side of the road as a proposed HV main.
  • Four columns that were proposed to be installed in front of driveways.

All of these proposed not only a significant serious safety risk for operatives planting any proposed column but also a cost and time implication factor for the installation, something we try and avoid for any client. Needless to say, Keepmoat Homes were happy this was discovered ahead of time and appointed us to complete the installation

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    Gareth Rogers, Services Manager at Keepmoat Homes said:

    “We initially had a streetlight design undertaken by a third party for one of our developments. When Aptus reviewed the streetlight design in line with their proposed MU electricity designs, they managed to save us circa 50 road crossings, as they moved the columns onto the side of the footpath that had the passing LV electricity main. Not only that but they managed to negotiate away from having to install S278 columns at the entrance to the development just off the main spine road. A great result all round. That coupled with the fact that Aptus are providing MU mains and services and streetlight supply, install and connections, they really do offer the full package and one point of contact for everything on a site level.”

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