Great progress at the Meridian Water Energy Centre

We’re making great progress on the development of Energetik’s Meridian Water Energy Centre at the Edmonton EcoPark in Enfield.

After commencing construction last February and completing groundworks throughout spring and summer, the structural steel frame of the energy centre was completed at the end of December.

Construction has progressed well and to plan, even with challenging site coordination and logistics to manage. Now the site has reopened after the Christmas break, we’ll be focussing on the internal building work and services installation. As the building is now partially weathertight, we have commenced the external cladding works, and the installation of the thermal stores will begin in the next couple of months.

Chris Beckwith, Vital Energi’s Construction Director, said:

“Vital Energi have all future works procured well in advance to enable us to guarantee the timely completion. This year should bring some exciting challenges with the installation of the mesh cladding to the building, the flue and thermal stores installation, and the complex pipework infrastructure within the energy centre itself.”

Energetik’s energy centre will eventually make use of otherwise wasted heat energy to serve tens of thousands of homes and businesses across north London with very-low carbon heating and hot water. This heat energy will be recovered from the nearby Energy Recovery Facility, due for completion in 2026, and will effectively reduce the carbon footprint for heat and hot water of these homes by over 90% compared to a traditional individual gas boiler system. With the capacity to supply over 50,000 homes and business with fairly priced and environmentally friendly energy, Energetik will support the borough's regeneration ambitions and help tackle both fuel poverty and the climate emergency across Enfield and beyond.

Jayne Clare, Energetik’s Managing Director, said:

“Construction of our energy centre marks a major milestone for Energetik and all our partners. It will allow us to utilise a local, sustainable heat source and supply thousands of homes with low carbon heat and hot water, generating huge carbon savings and contributing towards Enfield’s climate action plan objectives.”