Three firms picked to pilot school decarbonising scheme

Aaron Morby 9 months ago
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Seven UK schools have been selected to take part in an £18.6m innovative Decarbonisation Pilot, led by the Department for Education.

The pilot being delivered by Graham, Kensa Contracting and Dodd Group will see schools benefit from new low carbon heating solutions, as well as improvements to the buildings fabric to make the school more thermally efficient.

Seven pilot school decarbonising projects
Trust School Contractor Value Location
Waterton Academy Trust West End Academy Kensa Contracting £3m Wakefield
The Rose Learning Trust Richmond Hill Primary Academy £3.4m Doncaster
North West Academies Trust Acton CofE Primary Academy GRAHAM Asset Mngmt £2m Nantwich
North West Academies Trust Calveley Primary Academy £1.8m Tarporley
BMAT Roydon Primary Academy Dodd Group (Midlands) £2.1m Essex
Midsomer Norton Schools Peasedown St John Primary School £3.4m Bath
St Mary’s Academy St Mary’s Academy £2.9m Hitchin

DfE hopes the pilot will provide a valuable opportunity to learn more about alternative greener heating solutions and to use the learnings to consider how this can be scaled up to accelerate decarbonisation in the future.

Where necessary, the schools’ building fabric will be improved with upgrades ranging from new electrics, roofs and ceilings to new doors and windows amid a government drive to make educational buildings greener.

The contractors were appointed via Fusion21’s Decarbonisation and Heating & Renewables frameworks.

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