An example of district heating. The project could deliver huge carbon savings. Image credit: Max Pixel.

Ridge and Partners LLP appointed as district heat project progresses

Hull City Council has appointed Ridge and Partners LLP to provide further topographical and utility surveys as part of Phase 1 of its Hull District Heat Network (HDHN).

Ridge will conduct these additional surveys around Cambridge Street flats and at buildings on Osborne Street, St Luke’s Street, Great Thornton Street and Portland Street.

HDHN was initially based around the city centre and immediate surrounding area, however further streets, such as Cambridge Street and Great Thornton Street, have now been included.

The topographical surveys, which will take place over the next few weeks, will map the features of the site, such as height and boundaries, to determine the precise locations to support the project development and design process.

Utility surveys will be undertaken using ground penetrating radar which is a non-invasive method to locate and map features below the ground, so that planning for any protection or movement of utilities can be undertaken.

These are required to support the council to fulfil its objective of developing the Phase 1 district heat project, which will deliver low carbon heat to the city centre, serving both public and private buildings, as well as business and residential accommodation, both existing and new build.

HDHN forms part of the council’s decarbonisation agenda, Hull District Heat Network | Hull City Council, whilst being a key strategic project for the city.

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