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Urbis Schréder’s tender was above and beyond anything we have received previously and met all of the requirements

Urbis Schréder, a leading supplier of lighting solutions in the UK, has today announced a project to supply Plymouth City Council with more than 29,000 luminaires for a citywide street lighting upgrade scheme.

The project, which began in September last year, will see all of Plymouth’s street lighting replaced with LED technology over a period of 18 months. It is expected that the new LED lighting scheme will lead to a reduction in Plymouth’s annual energy consumption from around 17GWh to 5GWh – a saving of more than £1 million a year.

Plymouth is one of the first cities in the UK to replace all its street lights with LED units, making it a landmark project. The urban environment will also be enhanced by reducing light pollution and improving personal security and road safety for residents with the better colour rendition of LED.

The product mix from Urbis Schréder included Ampera Midis for main distribution roads; Ampera Minis for residential roads; Albany lanterns for the Town Centre; Hestia lanterns for the seafront; Abbeys for park lighting and Pilzeos, a functional light with a decorative feel, for pedestrian walkways in the Town Centre.

Paul German, Lighting Engineer at Amey and Plymouth City Council’s lighting designer for the project, simplified and standardised the approach which ensured the project ran smoothly and put the Council significantly ahead of schedule in terms of immediate savings.

Offering valuable consultancy, Urbis Schréder worked closely with Plymouth City Council to ensure the project met certain key objectives, including futureproofing against energy price rises; significantly reducing CO2 emissions and maintenance costs and implementing a lighting scheme with aesthetic day time appeal.

Paul German comments, “The project had both functional and decorative aspects and we expected to have to work with two or three companies to fit the brief, but Urbis Schréder’s tender was above and beyond anything we have received previously and met all of the requirements.”

“After awarding the tender, Urbis Schréder worked closely with us as part of the team, pre-empting our needs and supplying the necessary facts and figures – it worked very well. Urbis Schréder’s design team gave us examples early on and its supply network ensured everything was here when it needed to be.”

Adam Rice, Marketing Manager, Urbis Schréder, added, “Urbis Schréder ensures its clients have everything they need to complete the project successfully by offering a holistic consultancy approach, rather than simply supplying products. This methodology was paramount in reducing disruption as much as possible during the project, and early and proactive collaboration between the council, the installers and Urbis Schréder meant the whole process was seamless and a resounding success.”


About Urbis Schréder:

Urbis Schréder has been providing high quality lighting products since 1977 and has grown to be one of the UK’s largest suppliers of street lighting and exterior decorative lighting equipment. Technical quality and aesthetic design are at the heart of the company’s philosophy and coupled with its customer focused work ethic, this has led Urbis Schréder to develop the most cost effective, energy efficient exterior lighting innovations on the market today.

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Ben Ralph
XL Communications Ltd
Tel: 07746 548214

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