Connecting the city
SSE Contracting is leading the way for local authorities to realise their Smart City ambitions. We provide the connectivity that enables our customers to gain greater control of their assets, monitor and manage traffic and collect important data.
Largest team of directly employed engineers
We maintain over one million of the UK and Ireland’s street lights making us the largest provider of street lighting. Through a comprehensive range of lighting design, project management, consultancy, installation and maintenance services; we know that effective lighting is a critical public service.
Together with Mayflower Smart Control, which is part of SSE Contracting, we are enabling local authorities to realise their Smart City ambitions. We combine LED replacement with Central Management System (CMS) installation to help reduce both energy spend and CO2 emissions. From street light dimming and fault reporting to air quality reporting and traffic management, we are helping to drive the UK and Ireland’s smart city revolution.
Central Management System
We are responsible for the world’s largest fully operational CMS network, which is helping local governments to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs and cut emissions. This enables sharing information with the public and improving both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.
Our lighting packages help local authorities and businesses to:
As well as lighting design, installation and maintenance on motorways, SSE Contracting also provides a range of complementary highway technology services, including:
At SSE Contracting we are at the forefront of working with the UK’s local authorities’ drive to realise Smart City ambitions. With our colleagues at Mayflower smart controls, we enable the connectivity that underpins the modern city.
Our technology is helping local government to increase operational efficiency. We share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.
We work globally and across all sectors to provide IoT (Internet of Things) and the foundations for the connected environment
“We upgraded our street-lighting technology in 2016 with the aim of cutting energy costs and carbon emissions in this area by half. Now, almost a year on, the council is benefiting from a more cost-effective, greener service. We are also using Mayflower’s smart technology to monitor and maintain street-lighting centrally, reducing its cost even further by cutting the amount of call-outs. “We remain committed to further improving energy efficiency to ensure the best value for council tax payers and see services run in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way.”
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for Transport, Leisure and Environment.
“The thing that impressed me the most was SSE Contracting’s willingness to find a resolution to any issue that arose. The staff have a work ethic that any employer would be proud of and their communication was excellent. I trusted SSE Contracting to deliver what they promised within a tight timescale and I was not disappointed.”
Richard Harrington London’s Director of Engineering Go Ahead
“The Integrated Technologies Contract with SSE Contracting is a smarter way of managing our Transport Waste and Environment 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.”
Glyn Williams, Transport and Technology Commissioning Manager for Cornwall Council
“It is also testament to Newcastle’s growing skills base in digital technology and data analytics, and an example of our commitment to use innovation to help make people’s lives better.”
Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council