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Bolton decarbonisation

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Summary

Sector
Education
Value
£4.5m
Location
Bolton
Status
Completed
Customer
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Completion
2022
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Transforming public sector assets for long term sustainability

Robertson works with Bolton Council through the Clear Futures partnership to transform the Council’s corporate assets and estate over the long term. The goal is to best serve the needs of the people of Bolton in the most sustainable way. 

As part of this partnership, Robertson carried out a rigorous 100-day development plan, capturing asset management data, giving us detailed knowledge of the state and efficiency of the council’s estate.

Scope of retrofit

  • Building management systems
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Heat recovery
  • Heating controls and valves
  • Insulation
  • Efficient glazing
  • LED lighting
  • Solar photovoltaic panels and battery storage
  • Solar thermal systems

354 tonnes CO2e

per year reduction

£94,000

per year saved

Detailed feasibility studies to secure funding

Diligently gathering asset data allowed us to work with our Clear Futures partner, AECOM to propose the most effective decarbonisation measures for 12 buildings, at no cost to the council. These feasibility studies were backed by Low Carbon Skills Funding secured by Robertson. 

Securing grant funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund covered the full capital cost of ‘category 1’ decarbonisation measures —almost £2.5m worth of heating systems.

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In partnership with Clear Futures, Robertson provided expertise in energy retrofit, to help the council make significant reductions to carbon emissions and energy bills making a major contribution to their wider 2030 goals.