Tom Keighley

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Liverpool eco-technology for zero energy cost business park

Liverpool-headquartered Eco Environments are set to install a range of renewable energy technologies at the UK’s first zero energy cost business park.

Armstrong Point in Wigan has selected the firm to provide technologies including 90kWp Solar PV, a 6kW wind turbine, thermal hot water systems and nine heat pumps.

The £2.7m development on the old Britvic site at Swan Lane, Hindley Green, will provide nine high specification business units where tenants will not have to pay any energy costs.

It has been aided by European Regional Development Fund money, and is due for completion in September.

Dave Armstrong, whose company Armstrong Properties is behind the cutting edge development, said: “Eco Environments was chosen to install multiple renewable energy technologies after a rigorous selection process.

“We are proud to be developing the UK’s first zero energy cost business park and to be harnessing some of the most advanced renewable energy solutions as part of that process.

“We have estimated that by moving to Armstrong Point tenants will save an average of £2 per sq ft on their rent because they will have zero energy costs.”

David Hunt, a director at Eco Environments, said: “This is a ground-breaking and innovative project not just in the North West but in the whole of the UK.

“We have been working closely with Armstrong Properties and Carbon Consultancy Company on this project for some time and it is hugely exciting that this unique development is nearing completion.

“We are finding that an increasing number of commercial customers are keen to talk to us not about one type of technology but about ways in which they can maximise their energy savings by installing different types of renewable energy and energy efficiency technology.”

Carbon Consultancy Company, carried out the feasibility study examining the potential use of renewable energy technologies in the scheme, while the lead contractor is Manchester-based Tolent Construction.

The business units will have an Energy Performance Certificate rating of A+ as well as being BREEAM Outstanding rated.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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