Brent Council has gone to tender on a £67m decentralised energy system for South Kilburn.
The installation of a decentralised energy system will enable new developments in South Kilburn to achieve the required levels of code for sustainable homes and BREEAM excellent and provide an energy service to residents at a lower cost.
The council is engaged in a programme of renewal across the massive estate. All the approved new developments in South Kilburn and all those planned and proposed – totalling around 2,300 homes – are required by Section 106 agreements and development agreements to connect to the planned decentralised energy system.
Connection to the heat network not only removes the need for developers to provide on-site heat generation plant but also helps them meet the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Whoever wins the tender to design, deliver and operate the heat system will be expected to finance its development. The contract will be for an initial 25 year term with an option to extend for a further 15 years.
Interested contractors need to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by the end of January 2012 to have the chance to be involved in delivering