Engineering firm secures £5m deal to light up Perth city centre

David Taylor
David Taylor

Engineering services group IKM Consulting has secured a contract to help deliver a £5 million public sector project to transform Perth city centre.

The company, which is headquartered in Grangemouth, will deliver the electrical infrastructure design element of the Perth City of Light Action Plan.

The plan has been launched by Perth and Kinross Council to develop the city’s cultural and night time economy through the functional and decorative lighting of key public spaces and landmarks.

The team at IKM Consulting – who are celebrating the business’ 20th anniversary year – expect to start on the first project in Norie-Miller Park, in the centre of the city, in March 2018.

Lancashire-based specialists in dynamic and architectural lighting supply and installation LITE Ltd, partnering with IKM Consulting, will be responsible for the supply and installation of the feature lighting.

David Taylor, managing director of IKM Consulting, said: “IKM is thrilled to be a part of the Perth City of Light Action Plan and we are pleased to be partnering with LITE Ltd for this significant project.

“We hope that the lighting schemes can be something the people of Perth are proud of.

“This is a growing sector for IKM and we look forward to collaborating with LITE Ltd and Perth and Kinross Council to deliver value added lighting solutions.”

IKM Consulting’s Building Services team has a strong history of delivering complex engineering solutions.

The new win serves to further strengthen the company’s reputation as a solid mechanical and electrical designer, whilst increasing their design and project management pipeline and laying a good foundation for further long term public sector framework appointments.

The six year Perth City of Light Action Plan was announced in 2016 and will see buildings and public spaces transformed with colourful lighting.

IKM Consulting’s Building Services team has delivered projects in industrial, commercial and oil and gas facilities throughout the UK, including works to the value of £7m at BP’s RLPG field operation building in Grangemouth, a £1.5m contract for Aspen Healthcare’s new endoscopy unit in Edinburgh and £2m contract at Forth Port’s new Grangemouth warehouse.

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