Sector - Local Government

Norfolk County Council decarbonisation programme

Norfolk County Council has begun a programme of decarbonisation works across the authority’s real estate programme.

The major programme will improve energy efficiency and eliminate the use of fossil fuel across 106 assets that are owned or managed by Norfolk County Council (NCC) – ranging from libraries and museums to fire stations and offices. The decarbonisation programme is part of NCC’s wider commitment to achieve net zero across all operations by 2030.

Running for four years, the works will span a diverse portfolio that includes community hubs, workplaces, children’s homes, fire and rescue services, libraries, and museums. The project will take a fabric first approach to building retrofit – focusing on improvements such as insulation, draught-proofing, and ventilation.

Turner & Townsend will act as preferred partner to the council to advise on the delivery of its environment policy and Net Zero Carbon Strategy.

In tackling this complex programme, Turner & Townsend will draw on its vast experience on delivering retrofit investments to improve the sustainability performance of public and private sector assets.  Its teams already lead on the delivery of the flagship retrofit accelerator programmes for the Department of Business and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Greater London Authority (GLA).  Turner & Townsend were reappointed earlier this year to run the latest phase of the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator, helping providers access £173M of funding – and the business also leads the long-established accelerator schemes for homes and workplaces.

Ashley Carline, Director at Turner & Townsend, said: “This appointment is the latest project to showcase Turner & Townsend’s place at the forefront of the industry when it comes to advising and successfully delivering retrofit programmes and net zero strategies. Improving the fabric of the nation’s buildings is a central part of meeting the UK’s net zero targets, and public sector buildings are at the heart of this.  Norfolk’s ambitious programme sets a strong example to other local authorities dealing with the complexity of managing a wide variety of building types. We look forward to working with the Council over the next four years to bring the project to a successful conclusion.”

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