Guardbridge Energy Centre
The Energy Centre, with fuel storage, will play a fundamental role in the University's plan to become carbon neutral by 2016. Renewable heat energy will be produced from a new biomass boiler plant at Guardbridge to supply the University campus via a district heating network.
The project forms the first phase of the University's masterplan for the regeneration and re-use of the existing buildings on the former paper mill site to develop a sustainable power and research campus.
We have collaborated with the engineers from the earliest stages of the project to understand the spatial and environmental characteristics of the biomass process, including research precedents.
Market engagement was undertaken with a number of specialist manufacturers, contractors and suppliers for biomass boilers, pipework and wood-chipping plants to assist in the development and design capital costs.