Clare Ruel, Utility Week
Vital Energi has been awarded a £1.3 million contract to expand an energy centre at Keele University, which is aiming to be one of the UK’s most environmentally sustainable campuses.
The energy systems provider, will develop and install a district heating network to connect the university’s Horwood centre to a new Central Science Laboratories (CSL) building at the site, extending the centre by 70 sq. metres.
A 400-metre district heating pipe will run from Horwood to the CSL building and work will include a new water mains reservoir and IT ducts.
The centre will also be refurbished with new equipment for both the new network and to add capacity for further connections.