Crest Nicholson

Paintworks Energy Scheme

Executive Summary

The Paintworks was originally an old paint and varnish factory which has been thoroughly transformed into an inviting living and working community in the heart of Bristol and Vital Energi have delivered the complete energy scheme for the development.

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    £1.3m contract value
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    30 Yrs ESCo contract
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    221 apartments & townhouses served
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    365 day per year engineer cover

Project Overview

The Paintworks development originally operated as a paint and varnish factory in the south west of England and was bought by Verve Properties in 2003 for re-development. Vital Energi were appointed for Phase 3 of the £40m project to design and build the community energy scheme and provide 30 years of on-going energy supply and services as the Energy Services Company (ESCo) on the project.

Paintworks is a 12 acre regeneration project which, when complete, will consist of residential homes, studios, offices, a café bar and exhibition venue. Our client for this project is Crest Nicholson who are acting as the developer for Phase 3. The scheme we have installed is compliant with the CIBSE Code of Practice for Heat Networks and our ESCo services meet the requirements of the Heat Trust rules.

Vital Energi were selected to provide the complete energy solution for Phase 3 of the Paintworks development. The project required a company with a variety of capabilities including design and build, asset management, operations and maintenance and metering and billing.

As ESCo, Vital Energi would undertake much of the risk on the project delivering optimum performance of the plant, equipment and fuel procurement to ensure a long-term, secure and viable energy solution which would serve residents for decades to come.

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Paintworks Energy Scheme

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