New District Heating Scheme at Hayes Village following partnership with Barratt London

SSE’s distributed energy business is excited to be partnering with Barratt London to deliver a new District Heating scheme to their latest development at Hayes village.

Hayes Village, previously the site of a Nestle Factory, will be made up of over 1300 dwellings and include a new public park, gym, running track together with green open spaces and play areas. The site is part of a significant regeneration of the area.  Located within 5 minutes of Heathrow, and with Crossrail set to serve Hayes & Harlington station from 2021, the development provides an enviable location for buyers.

SSE has input to the system design process and will be adopting and operating the district heating scheme at the Hayes village development utilising our huge experience of operating UK heat networks spanning 11 years.   Our service is built on an open and collaborative approach which focusses on those aspects of the project lifecycle that we know deliver reliable, low carbon and lowest cost heat to customers. Working with Barratt London and their consultants, we will:

  • Improve the performance of the system
  • Find opportunities to reduce capital and operational costs that will benefit both the developer and residents
  • Avoid programme delays for the client by providing our resources and expertise through the commissioning process
  • Deliver our first class customer service incorporating our new customer service billing engine and customer portal, augmented by our 24/7/365 support team and on-site engagement sessions
  • Ensure that the network is ready and can transition smoothly to the new regulatory framework for the sector which is now on the horizon

Commenting on the appointment, Ayub Pathan, Project Development Manager at SSE, said: “This contract, the first of its kind between SSE Heat Networks Ltd and Barratt London, could potentially be the first step towards a bigger partnership between two leading UK companies and will hopefully lead to a wider collaboration in the future. Barratt is the largest housebuilder in the UK while SSE is the largest UK based energy company operating in the district heating market, as such striking a partnership could be mutually beneficial for years to come.”

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