Engineering firm Amey has secured a three-year contract with East Renfrewshire Council to continue upgrading, maintaining and repairing the area’s street lights.

The deal includes the council’s 15,000 street lights, 1,000 illuminated signs and traffic bollards, as well as 24-hour emergency cover for any incidents on the roads network.

Amey’s street lighting team have managed these services in East Renfrewshire since 2012.

Under the new contract, the firm will continue work to replace street lights with new LED lanterns, which are more efficient and cost effective for the council.

This requires sophisticated civil infrastructure work to upgrade existing cable networks.

Kenny Kerr, business director at Amey, told the Barrhead News: “I’m incredibly proud of the team for securing this contract to continue to deliver our street lighting service for East Renfrewshire Council until June 2024.

“This contract win highlights the fantastic relationship we have with the local authority and is a testament to the hard work and expertise we have in our street lighting teams to deliver an outstanding service for our client.”

James Adams, contract manager at East Renfrewshire Council, added: “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Amey for a further three to four years on the new street lighting maintenance contract.

“Amey has maintained street lighting in East Renfrewshire since 2012 and, during that time, we have received an excellent level of service.”

The firm, which also operates street lighting services in other parts of the UK, including North Lanarkshire and Manchester, is currently recruiting more staff.

For more details about vacancies or to apply, visit Amey.