A26 Cuilfail Road Tunnel (near Lewes)

Contract Value £0.6m
Cuilfail Tunnel is a road tunnel on the A26 which bypasses the town of Lewes. The scope of works was to re-light the Tunnel with new more effi cient Luminaries supplied from WRTL Ltd.

The lighting is controlled by a computerised system known as a B-scout which is located in the tunnel control room south of the Tunnel with 2 x photometers positioned at each portal.

VVB were appointed by Bam Nuttalls to project manage the M&E requirements of the contract from design to commissioning and handover of the finished project.

Our role included:

  • Controls and Electrical Design
  • M&E Design Coordination and Integration
  • Installation and Maintenance of Temporary Site Services
  • M&E Installation
  • M&E Testing and Commissioning

Throughout the design and preconstruction phase VVB provided technical knowledge and experience to all elements of the M&E systems and liaised with Bam Nuttalls to produce a complete integrated solution.

Our scope included:

  • LV Distribution
  • UPS systems
  • Large ladder rack system fixed to central crown of tunnel
  • Containment constructed with stainless steel grade 316
  • New controls, data wiring and commissioning of lighting system
  • Re-wiring of MICC supplies to existing jet fans