Appointed to support North East and Yorkshire decarbonisation strategies

We have been appointed by the North East and Yorkshire (NEY) Net Zero Hub to drive the decarbonisation of public sector buildings across the region.

We will deliver programme management services for the North East & Yorkshire Public Sector Estate Decarbonisation (NEYPED) Programme creating and supporting heat decarbonisation strategies that will help schools, museums, and other public buildings to realise the region’s net zero ambitions.

Working in collaboration with technical consultants, Locogen, our sustainability advisory team will assess existing public sector properties across up to 30 local authorities and create a technical strategy to develop heat decarbonisation plans for 60 sites to reduce carbon emissions associated with their heating systems.

The project will also see our team deliver training and knowledge sharing to local authority project participants to help them deliver their wider net zero plans. This capacity building activity will create a lasting legacy from the programme beyond the specific timeframes of the project.

David Kemp, associate director and sustainability lead, North, said:

“As investment begins to develop greener, more efficient ways to heat properties in the region, we need to see our public buildings playing their part by reducing energy usage and using less carbon intensive heating solutions. With the scale of the country’s building stock, collaborative and cross-authority programmes like this will be critical to delivering net zero ambitions at pace.

Our appointment by the North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub builds on our extensive expertise in shaping a skilled supply chain to retrofit and decarbonise the UK’s homes, offices and public buildings. We’re looking forward to working with the Hub on this progressive programme and making sure the public buildings of the local authorities we’re working with better support the region’s net zero ambitions.

Karen Oliver-Spry, Manager of the NEY Net Zero Hub said:

"The NEY Net Zero Hub is delighted to appoint Turner & Townsend as its contractor in delivering the NEYPED programme. Turner & Townsend, along with their collaborators, Locogen, have significant expertise in this area and will provide valuable support to public sector bodies in addressing the challenges that confront them in decarbonising their estates.

This is vital work that will realise the Hub’s mandate in rolling out the net zero agenda across the North East and Yorkshire region, creating opportunities for shared learning and capacity building across the public sector.

The appointment adds to our extensive work with the Mayor of London and the GLA – leading the longstanding Retrofit Accelerator schemes for homes and workplaces. For the UK government (BEIS), we deliver the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator and Home Upgrade Hub – England wide services helping Local Authorities and housing associations upgrade the homes of low-income households to make them more energy efficient.

This also follows an appointment by Norfolk County Council (NCC) to support a major new programme of public sector decarbonisation works across the authority’s real estate portfolio.

For further information contact:

Charlotte Treadwell
UK Communications Manager

t: +44 (0) 7939 279 941