Helping Plymouth City Council achieve their goal of net zero by 2030

Vital Energi has been busy decarbonising six of Plymouth City Council’s key buildings through the installation of advanced renewable energy technologies, and we’re delighted to have been awarded a second phase 2 contract worth £1.1m, where we’ll reduce the carbon footprint of a further four buildings.

For phase 2, we’ll be delivering low carbon heat through the installation of a combination of air source and water source heat pumps across the following sites:

  • Pounds House, which was formerly a privately owned manor located on the edge of the city’s Central Park. The area where the ASHP and WSHP are to be installed was extended as part of former war defences with significant steel riveted reinforcement and heavily reinforced bomb blast proof walls.
  • Prince Rock Highways Agency administration centre.
  • Frederick Street Centre, which is a community centre serving as a local education hub with a large ground floor open hall, various classrooms, and offices on two floors.
  • Poole Farm, which has a rich history as one of Plymouth’s last working farms with a focus on community involvement through health and wellbeing, education and conservation.

Operations Manager, Robin Thorne, who is overseeing the project, said:

“We’re really pleased to have been awarded a second contract with Plymouth City Council, supporting them on their transition to a low carbon future through the decarbonisation of 10 of their public sector buildings.”

Read more about phase 1 of the project here.