Cornwall Council

Newquay : Electric Vehicle Services , Street Lighting

Overview

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The contract includes a major street lighting upgrade for over 52,000 units, new traffic signalling, ITS assets, CCTV, road signage, and weather stations among other technologies. In anticipation of increased take up of electric vehicles in the next decade, the contract also called for the installation of 23 rapid and 22 fast EV charging points across the region. 

Key Statistics

Client

Cornwall Council

Location

Newquay

Services

Electric Vehicle Services
Street Lighting

Location

Cornwall

Value

c. £45m

Duration

c. 16 years

Scope of Works

Additional works commissioned for Cornwall Council under the ITC arrangement include: 

  • Street lighting including new park and ride developer sites 
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • Open space CCTV upgrade and link to central control room
  • New traffic signal junctions and refurbishments 
  • Average speed cameras
  • Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)
  • Real time passenger information bus stops
  • Traffic signal prioritisations linked to bus operation (ITS)
  • Weather station installs and monitoring
  • Landfill waste site equipment upgrades

Added Value

A key component of the partnership is the close working relationship that has developed with the council who, on the recommendation of Enerveo, now co-locate at its office in St Column Major to deliver this specific project. Not only has this saved valuable resource, but it has also established transparent and localised channels of communication and an in-depth understanding of the ongoing contract demands and requirements from a joint perspective. This has created a strong foundation from which the council can look to evolve the scope of the project to include smart city technologies. 

The complexities of the Integrated Technology Contract (ITC) work called for a ‘wraparound’ service where Enerveo has acted in a commissioning capacity to manage relationships with large specialist companies on behalf of the council, streamlining the reporting structure and acting as the single point of contact for the client. 

Enerveo is employing on average two young people each year to help service this contract and, as part of the ITC, have committed to employing an apprentice each year – a total of 16 trainees over the project duration. 

Key Facts

Working with Enerveo in a single service partnership has resulted in cost savings of 54% across Cornwall Council’s Transport, Waste and Environment (TWE) operations and set a new authority standard in the process. 

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“At Cornwall Council we are continually looking to identify opportunities to modernise and improve our public services. The Integrated Technologies Contract with Enevero is a smarter way of managing our TWE infrastructure, that provides both cost and time efficiencies to deliver value for the taxpayer. The project has reduced management spend by 15% and achieved overall savings of 54% in service delivery."

"Having a single point of contact means the management of operations is not onerous and has allowed us to develop a valued and trusting partnership with our contractor, with clear lines of accountability and ownership. As we look to the future, we need to make sure our services are sustainable in the long term to create a better environment for our communities. Enerveo is helping us to achieve just that.”

Glyn Williams

Cornwall Council

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