Willmott Dixon signs Hull homes energy retrofit deal

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
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More than 2,000 homes in Hull will benefit from cheaper energy bills and better living conditions after Willmott Dixon’s Energy Services firm was appointed as the city council’s new energy partner.

Solid wall insulation work will start on first homes next month
Solid wall insulation work will start on first homes next month

Willmott Dixon will deliver a package of energy saving measures across the city to make homes warmer.

Hull City Council is one of only a handful of councils to partner with an energy efficiency partner for a period of five years to deliver a full programme of housing improvements.

This contract expands the presence of Willmott Dixon Energy Services in England, where it is currently working with Oxford City Council, Bristol, West Yorkshire Combined Authorities and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities.   

In Hull, it is anticipated that work to 329 homes in Preston Road will get underway in February. Work on the first of 1,670 homes in Orchard Park, including external solid wall insulation, will start in March.

The work will be funded in part with ECO – Energy Company Obligation – funding from Npower and Hull Warmzone will bring their expertise in affordable warmth to the partnership.

Councillor John Black, Portfolio Holder for Council Infrastructure with responsibility for housing, said: “While specific reductions to housing revenue has had serious implications on schemes like this, we are continuing with this important investment and these energy improvements recognise our commitment in Hull’s 10-year City Plan to become a leading UK Energy City.

Robert Lambe, managing director of Willmott Dixon Energy Services, said: “Over the next five years we will deliver improvements which will help improve the health and well-being of thousands of people.

“A considerable amount of time has been spent planning these works and we are now looking forward to putting these plans into action.”

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