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Ridge Commissioned for Cost & Project Management Services in LED Lighting Retrofit Installation
10.10.2016

Ridge have been commissioned by Debenhams for Cost and Project Management services on the next phase of the LED Lighting retrofit programme to several stores within their nationwide estate. This commission follows hot on the heels of previous successful phases of work carried out in 2015 and 2016 which has to date saved approximately 10 million kWh of electricity per annum across 40 high street stores.

The service offered has been true ‘one stop shop’ for Debenhams with Ridge developing a store design guide, surveying and collecting asset data from stores, bulk tendering and negotiating with lighting manufacturers and installation contractors to arrive at best value solutions, including securing improved and extended warranties on products.

We have engaged with the incumbent maintenance contractors to renegotiate contract terms to account for the reduced requirement for on-going lamp replacements in stores.

Ridge provide ourselves on producing very detailed and transparent business case information for these programmes with a payback cost analysis for each store showing the ‘before and after’ positions with calculated savings being fully validated via in store metering on completion.

Ridge also provided tax incentive advice to allow for the correct recovery of enhanced capital allowances for the works.

The overall energy savings to date have exceeded the expectations for the programme and additional benefits have been achieved with ambient temperatures in stores being noticeably reduced and the overall ‘look and feel’ of the store being improved and modernised providing a better visual effect for customers.

The overall energy savings to date have exceeded the expectations for the programme and additional benefits have been achieved with ambient temperatures in stores being noticeably reduced and the ‘look and feel’ of the store being improved and modernised providing a better visual effect for customers.


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