Description of the Scheme

This two-year project saw the completion of the LED replacement programme, the largest scheme undertaken by the Council.
Within the project:

  • 9,000 streetlights have already been fitted with LED lamps
  • 26,000 more streetlights have been fitted with LED lamps in phase 2
  • 10,000 streetlight columns have been replaced

Benefits of the Scheme

This large-scale project will see improvements to increase safety and future-proof the entire streetlight network for the borough.
These improvements will:

  • increase safety for residents
  • increase CCTV visibility
  • reduce Wirral’s energy use
  • reduce Wirral’s carbon emissions and help us meet the ambitious but necessary target set out in Cool 2, the new climate strategy from The Cool Wirral Partnership

How the scheme was funded

The project was funded through a successful bid of £4.6 million through an interest free loan from not-for-profit company SALIX as well as £5.95 million Council Capital funding.


Work on the second phase of the LED replacement programme began in September 2019 and was completed in March 2022.

Further information

Find out more about the LED Replacement project