A project to supply environmentally sustainable heat energy to companies across Crawley’s Manor Royal Business District has received a funding boost.
The Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit has awarded over £100,000 to carry out initial work on a proposed heat network and cover project management costs. The initial work will focus on demonstrating whether the project is viable and ensuring there is sufficient demand. The heat network would be an efficient, cost effective and environmentally sustainable way of supplying energy across a wide area to heat buildings or water. The heat would be supplied from a central source to businesses via a network of insulated pipes.
The proposed heat network is part of the wider Re-Energise project and is a joint initiative between West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council and the Manor Royal Business Improvement District.