Lanterns for Liverpool
Ornate Victorian style lanterns are currently being installed in a district of Liverpool to improve the urban realm and help boost local regeneration initiatives. Fifty two such lanterns, secured to new street lighting columns, are being erected by specialist contractor MEWS in Kensington, an area to the east of the city.
A further 300 new street light columns featuring standard lanterns are also being installed as part of the contract.
Works are being carried out as part of a new £400,000 capital works contract MEWS has signed with Enterprise Liverpool, a joint venture which delivers services including street lighting to Liverpool City Council. Installation of the new lighting columns and lanterns in Kensington should also help to reduce crime and make residents feel more secure after dark.
Around 400 existing concrete lighting columns throughout Kensington are being taken away by MEWS and replaced with slender columns and new photocell operated lanterns manufactured by WRTL Exterior Lighting.