Derby's Street Lighting PFI Contract
Muirfield Drive, Mickleover
This road was constructed in the mid-1980s, and the current system of lighting also dates from then. I was surprised that this estate was not relit as part of the mass-replacement work in the early years of the PFI, as roads of a similar age in Oakwood were. Still, at least this ensured that the road was in virtually as-built condition.
|Seq. No.||Lamp Number||Location||Lamp Type||Watt||Isolation Point|
|1||107628||1 FM UTTOXETER ROAD||SXPL3||90|
|2||107629||SIDE 267 UTTOX RD||SXPL3||90|
|3||107630||NEAR NO 1||SXPL3||55|
|4||107631||OPP GLENEAGLES CL||SXPL3||55|
|5||107632||OS NOS 7/9||SXPL3||55|
|6||107633||OS NOS 6/8||SXPL3||55|
|7||107634||SIDE OF NO 13||SXPL3||55|
|8||107660||IN CDS OS NOS 8/10||SXPL3||35|
|9||107661||CDS BTW NOS 12/14||SXPL3||35|
|10||107635||OS NOS 20/22||SXPL3||55|
|11||107636||OS NOS 26/28||SXPL1||55|
|12||107637||SIDE OF NO 19||SXPL3||55|
|13||107638||ON GREEN OPP NO 34||SXPL3||55|
|14||107639||ON GREEN OPP NO 36||SXPL3||55|
|15||107640||OS NOS 38/40||SXPL3||55|
|16||107641||SIDE OF NO 42||SXPL3||55|
|17||107642||OPP CARNOUSTIE CL||SXPL3||55|
|18||107643||OS NOS 44/46||SXPL3||55|
|19||107644||OPP WENTWORTH DR||SXPL3||55|
|20||107645||O/S NOS 52/54||SXPL2||55|
|21||107646||OPP BELFRY CL||SXPL3||55|
|22||107647||OPP LINDRICK CL||SXPL3||55|
|23||107648||OPP ST MELLION CL||SXPL3||55|
|24||107649||OS NO 64||SXPL2||55|
|25||107650||OS NO 70||SXPL2||55|
|26||107651||O/S NOS 55/57||SXPL3||55|
|27||107652||ON GREEN NR NO 57||SXPL3||55|
|28||107653||ON GREEN NR NO 65||SXPL3||55|
|29||107654||OPP BIRKDALE CL||SXPL3||55|
|30||107655||OS NO 84||SXPL3||55|
|31||107656||OS NO 73||SXPL3||55|
|32||107657||O/S NO 75||SXPL3||55|
|33||107658||SIDE 29 CHAIN LN||SXPL3||55|
|34||107659||SIDE NO 35 CHAIN LN||SXPL3||55|
The following photographs were taken on Saturday, 19th September 2015.
A length of insulation tape had been wrapped around the rear of the lantern's bowl; perhaps one or both of the rear securing clips was broken.
After this, the road narrowed and the rest of the columns were 6 m in height.
The majority of the lanterns fitted to these columns were Thorn Beta 2 55 Watt SOX lanterns, most of which were original to when the columns were installed.
All but one of the column and brackets supporting a Beta 2 were made by Abacus, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. The one exception to this was made by Fabrikat, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire!
The lantern was fitted with a Royce Thompson SC1000/SAV 35 Lux photocell; the same as what was fitted to all of the other installations on this estate at the time of photographing.
Despite the majority of columns being Abacus products, there was considerable inconsistency in the style of brackets between different installations.
The installation below, and also the one directly behind it, were fitted with a curved bracket that fitted flush with the column spigot, for example.
This is the first column to be seen when entering the estate from Chain Lane.
A cable tie has been used to secure this lantern's bowl.
These installations were replaced in October 2021; the video below shows them just before replacement, along with the lights on nearby Heron Way:
This video shows the SOX lighting on Muirfield Drive, on one of its last nights of operation:
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