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Tower of Light set to start as budget balloons

Charlie Schouten, North West Place Summary Manchester’s Civic Quarter Heat Network, featuring a Tonkin Liu-designed ‘Tower of Light’, is set to get under way, although the project’s budget has nearly doubled in the last 18 months. The heat network is designed to provide a number of key...

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New district energy network set for Manchester's Strategic Corridor

Neil Hodgson, The Business Deck Summary A new and innovative energy project providing low-carbon heat and electricity to the City of Manchester is being pioneered as part of a major new development in the strategically important Southern Corridor of the city. Manchester Energy Partnership...

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Matthew Ord, Insider Summary A £15m fund designed to promote the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable resources in Greater Manchester has launched. The Greater Manchester Low Carbon Fund Managed will be managed by GVA and aimed at property developers and...

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Arup designs shell of Manchester's new Combined Heat and Power plant Summary The Manchester City Centre has commissioned Arup and architects Tonkin Liu Architects to develop the shell of its new Combined Heat and Power plant chimney. The new plant supports the region’s shift to a more sustainable economic model. The new ‘Tower of Light’...