Pioneering lighting to be installed to Aberdeen multi storey blocks

Aberdeen City council (2)Feature lighting is to be installed at multi-storey blocks after a pioneering pilot scheme was agreed by Aberdeen City Council.

Morven Court, Brimmond Court, and Grampian Court in Balnagask will be the first buildings to trial the £150,000 energy efficient lighting.

If consent from private owners is received, 156 residents could benefit from this complex project as the lights will be installed to all communal areas.

Communities, housing and infrastructure committee convener, Councillor Neil Cooney, said: “This is a fantastic pilot, and highlights the innovative ways of working and forward thinking of Aberdeen City Council.

“We are continuing to invest in our multi-storeys to help make them safe, secure and attractive places to live. I look forward to receiving feedback from our tenants and residents on this groundbreaking work.”

The report to committee said the project is initially cost neutral to the private owners and will offer a reduction in their future electricity costs. It is also designed to recoup much of its initial installation cost through savings in revenue costs.

The report also said the council is unaware of any previous project which combines these technical proposals with a funding model designed to achieve these design principals.

The new lights are expected to be installed towards the end of 2016.

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