York based main contractor, William Birch, has secured three new projects and a place on the national Fusion21 Decarbonisation framework to decarbonise public buildings in the region.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has awarded William Birch a £1.5m project to decarbonise three public buildings; Bridlington Spa and Beverley based Annie Reed Road Depot and County Hall. The three projects are part of the phase 1 Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme which was awarded £1 billion of funding reflecting the importance of the public sector’s role in meeting the Government’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050.
In addition to this hat-trick of schemes William Birch has secured a place on Fusion21’s 4-year framework for decarbonising public buildings in Yorkshire and the North-East. Specifically designed to meet the needs of public sector organisations the framework will support the design and delivery of energy efficiency measures, combining contracts that can deliver thermal fabric improvements, heating & renewables, power and building management systems.
Simon Potter, Construction Director said: “We’re all at different stages of the journey towards net zero, and we are helping our customers develop their own roadmap for reducing emissions, maximising savings and efficiencies, all while creating cleaner futures for all communities. Our work with East Riding Council and other public sector organisations supports the design and delivery of energy efficiency measures, combining contracts that can deliver thermal fabric improvements, heating and renewables, power and building management systems.”
Mark Seddon, Principal Energy Officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “The decarbonisation of heat within existing buildings is a significant challenge, the award of these three projects to William Birch & Sons Ltd represents an important step towards addressing this issue within public buildings and realising East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s net zero ambitions.”
John Farley, Framework Manager (Construction) at Fusion21 said: “We are delighted to welcome all of the new suppliers onto Fusion21’s Decarbonisation Framework, including William Birch. The tender process was highly competitive and has identified the best contractors for our members to use for the delivery of both domestic and non-domestic retrofit schemes to the latest standards.
“Members accessing this framework will benefit from flexible call-off options, UK-wide coverage and the option to deliver social value to their communities, aligned to their organisational priorities.”