Hastings seeks LED replacement for Sticks of Rock

An English seaside town on the south coast of England is planning to redesign its seafront decorative lighting redesign for a sustainable future.

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Hastings seafront
Hastings Borough Council proposes to appoint a specialist lighting contractor to design and install a bespoke LED decorative lighting scheme on its seafront to replace the existing scheme of coloured down-lighters.

The contract will include the provision of a 15-year insurance-backed warranty and maintenance agreement. The lighting units will be attached to Highway lighting columns and extend along a 3.5 km length of the seafront, and will have high weather-resistant specification requirements, while achieving significant reductions in power consumption over traditional lighting units.

The current scheme, christened by locals as the “Sticks of Rock”, is in a state of disrepair with units failing and corroding under the severe seafront weather conditions.

Sticks of Rock
The “Sticks of Rock “are coloured lights attached to the street lighting columns that project light down the sides of the columns. There are two lighting units fitted to each of 112 street lighting columns.

Each fitting contains a dichroic colour filter achieving an artist designed colour sequence effect across the whole of the 3.5 km seafront. The original lighting specification and units installed were Narrow Beam Metal Halide Spot lights with 150 W lamps.

Hastings Borough Council is committed to replacing these with an “invest-to-save”, longer lasting, greener option to save on maintenance and energy costs.

The work will be carried out under MF/1 (rev4)/2000 and the appointed contractor will be required to accept the roles of Designer and Principal Contractor under the CDM regulations 2007.

Applications for inclusion on a list of prospective tenderers are invited from suitably experienced contractors.

A business questionnaire will be issued indicating selection criteria and, based on responses, a short list of no more than 6 will be invited to submit tenders.

Any companies wishing to send expressions of interest for this contract, along with a company profile of not more than 2 pages of A4, should send it to publicart@hastings.gov.uk by November 30, 2009 quoting Reference Number: SOR/E1.

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