West Bridgford Wire
Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the arms-length company that looks after the councils social housing stock, will be maintaining the District Heating system in almost three thousand homes across Nottingham as of the 1 October.
The Nottingham District Heating Scheme incinerates waste and uses the heat recovered by doing so to provide heating, water and steam to heat homes and generate electricity respectively. This saves carbon by reducing the use of fossil fuels, and also reduces the city’s dependency on landfill.
Maintenance of the entire District Heating system is currently outsourced to a private company, but from 1 October, NCH will be maintaining the parts of the system that supply its homes in St Ann’s, Sneinton, and the Victoria Centre Flats.
Delroy Beverley, Director of Construction, Repairs and Maintenance Services at NCH, said: “The acquisition of this new contract will provide our existing heating engineers with opportunities to acquire new skills. It will also give us more control of our resources, with the ability to place staff where they need to be, and it reduces bureaucracy and administrative time spent on paperwork.