Region’s First Biomass Energy Centre Goes Live

Crest Nicholson Regeneration has officially opened the first permanent energy centre at Bath Riverside which will supply low carbon heat and hot water to the residential and commercial space within the development.

The district heating system supplies heat with lower carbon emissions than alternatives, making it a viable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional systems. Combined with energy efficient design of the buildings, the system allows Crest Nicholson Regeneration to meet its carbon saving and renewable energy targets for Bath Riverside in a discreet and reliable way.

The Energy Centre is housed in a former Wessex Water Building on Midland Road which has been fully refurbished, and will provide a central heat source connected to a network of insulated pipes which will distribute the heat as hot water to individual homes.

The facility will be operated and maintained by E.ON Community Energy which will ensure residents have 24/7 access to heat and hot water.

Debbie Aplin, Managing Director of Crest Nicholson Regeneration said, “The opening of the Energy Centre is a significant milestone in the development of Bath Riverside. We have put a lot of careful consideration into how the development can best meet the sustainability targets set, and it is fantastic that we have been able to use one of the existing buildings for the Energy Centre, retaining an important link to the site’s history.”

“Working closely with E.ON, we will be able to meet Bath Riverside’s energy requirement for many years to come.”

Jeremy Bungey, Head of Community Energy at E.ON said, “We are delighted to be working with Crest on this superb development. E.ON is committed to delivering significant carbon savings through the operation of the district heating system. We believe that Bath Riverside has raised the bar for sustainable development in the region.”

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Pictured: Debbie Aplin, Managing Director of Crest Nicholson Regeneration, Jeremy Bungey, Head of Community Energy for E.ON and Mayor of Bath Cllr Cherry Beath