Hull City Council has chosen Willmott Dixon as preferred bidder for a £60 million Green Deal and ECO partnership to deliver energy improvements to 3,000 homes across the city.
Hull City Council is one of only a small number of local authorities to ‘partner’ and work collaboratively with an Energy Efficiency Partner for a period of five years to help residents access Green Deal measures in a simplified way.
Refurbishment work by Willmott Dixon will include improvements to homes in the Preston Road and Orchard Park regeneration areas. It will include external solid wall insulation similar to that delivered in other areas of the city, along with other forms of insulation, plus draught-proofing, double glazing and renewable energy generation, such as, solar panels or heat pumps.
Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Energy City, said:
“This is another positive step forward for Hull in becoming a leading UK Energy City. Bringing significant investment and much needed employment and training opportunities to the city. We have set an encouraging 80 per cent target to use local labour to undertake the improvement works, highlighting our commitment to employing local businesses and residents.”
This contract expands the significant ECO and Green Deal presence of Willmott Dixon Energy Services in the North of England. The company is currently working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authorities the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, Leeds Federated Housing Association and Golden Gates Housing Trust. Also, in North Wales it is delivering the Arbed programme.
Rob Lambe, Willmott Dixon Energy Services managing director said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Hull City Council to transform homes across the city – it’s a major step forward for the Green Deal. Our work to install energy efficiency improvements will help residents reduce their fuel bills and live in warmer, healthier homes.”