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Kingston's collaborative project with Thames Water on a possible first District Heat Network in England has been branded a 'key growth project' for the future of London.
Following feasibility studies and detailed design work, the council is taking the project to the next stage of commercialisation and construction.
The current plan is for the network to connect and supply heat to over 2,000 new homes as part of the regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate, Kingston Hospital, Kingston University, and new leisure complex, with the ambition to grow the network into the town centre, and connect to other public and private buildings.
The scheme has been highlighted by London Councils as one of the capital's key infrastructure projects needed to secure "a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable" future.
While reducing carbon emissions, the District Heat Network will create energy security and combat fuel poverty.