Manchester City Council has secured £2.87m of grant funding from the Government’s national Heat Network Investment Project, for the Manchester Civic Quarter Heat Network. Manchester is one of only nine local authorities to have won funding for their projects. The funding success advances the project, which will deliver significant carbon reductions over three decades. Following the grant success, the council will meet the remainder of the programme investment. The project will become cost-neutral over the course of the scheme, with the potential to generate revenue to fund future low-carbon, renewable initiatives. The scheme has been designed with expansion in mind and as the network grows and more customers are connected, further capacity can be installed and the benefits increased. Vital Energi, who are one of the country’s best known providers of sustainable and renewable energy schemes, have been appointed as preferred bidder to deliver the scheme, which will include the creation of a low-carbon energy centre and 2km district heating network – connecting several iconic Manchester buildings, including Manchester Town Hall & Extension, Manchester Central Convention Centre, Central Library, Manchester Art Gallery, The Bridgewater Hall, and Heron House.
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