Eco-environments to help build first zero cost energy business park
Armstrong Point in Wigan has selected the firm to install the park with four different technologies- 90kWp Solar PV, a 6Kw wind turbine, nine solar thermal hot water systems and nine heat pumps.
The £2.7m development on the old Britvic site at Swan lane, Hindley Green, has been aided by European Regional Development Fund money will provide nine high specification business units due for completion in September.
Dave Armstrong, whose company Armstrong Properties is behind the cutting edge development, said: “Eco Environments was chosen to install multiple renewable energy technologies after a rigorous selection process.
“We are proud to be developing the UK’s first zero energy cost business park and to be harnessing some of the most advanced renewable energy solutions as part of that process.
“We have estimated that by moving to Armstrong Point tenants will save an average of £2 per sq ft on their rent because they will have zero energy costs.”
Eco Environments, which has relationships with some of the biggest global technology companies, is installing a Kingspan wind turbine as well as solar thermal and heat pump systems and Hyundai Solar PV panels.
David Hunt, a director with Liverpool-headquartered Eco Environments, said: “This is a ground-breaking and innovative project not just in the North West but in the whole of the UK.
“We have been working closely with Armstrong Properties and Carbon Consultancy Company on this project for some time and it is hugely exciting that this unique development is nearing completion.
“We are finding that an increasing number of commercial customers are keen to talk to us not about one type of technology but about ways in which they can maximise their energy savings by installing different types of renewable energy and energy efficiency technology.”
Carbon Consultancy Company carried out the feasibility study examining the potential use of renewable energy technologies in the scheme, while the lead contractor is Manchester-based Tolent Construction.