The District Energy Centre

A centralised energy system for the entire 24-acre site that will explore emerging energy technologies, housed in a building designed to blend in with the rest of the quarter.

The £20M District Energy Centre will provide affordable heating to all businesses and homes on the site via a network of underground pipes. Non-residential properties on the site will also benefit from a cooling system and a bespoke electricity supply.

It has been calculated that the scheme will provide a carbon emission saving of 30,650 tonnes over 40 years.

The District Energy Centre is the first scheme in a pioneering new venture to develop district energy schemes across the city in partnership with the ENGIE, a leading energy, services and regeneration specialist.


At a glance

  • Will provide affordable energy to all homes and buildings at The Helix
  • Centralised generation will greatly reduce carbon emissions annually
  • 40 year partnership with global energy giant ENGIE

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