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Hull City Council varies Arup contract as it explores heating network expansion

Hull City Council is exploring the possibilities for expansion of the city’s Heating Network as it confirms that it has varied its existing contract with technical consultants Ove Arup and Partners.

This will enable scope changes to the design of HDHN, including future connections to East Bank Urban Village, as well as providing additional network routing to Great Thornton Street Flats and an enhanced energy centre at Trippett Street.

With £10 million of Levelling Up funding allocated to the East Bank development, it presents an opportunity to provide district heat to the site as part of the enabling works.

A direct connection from HDHN to Great Thornton Street Flats would significantly lower construction and operational risks, whilst an enhanced energy centre at Trippett Street would mean an energy centre on Anlaby Road is not required.

Also included are energy performance and building fabric assessments to those council buildings connecting to the network.

This will provide a holistic approach to the future decarbonisation of buildings and maximising the performance of the HDHN.

These contract variations will incur £270,905 of costs to the council which will be partly financed through its funding allocation of £13m from Green Heat Network Fund received in 2022.

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