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University of York Energy Centre

University of York Energy Centre

Procured through the YORbuild2 framework, Tilbury Douglas are making excellent progress constructing a new Energy Centre on Kimberlow Lane, at the University of York.

Addressing the need for more energy as the Campus develops, the building will house a new 2.3 mega kilowatt Combined Heat and Power (CHP) boiler, which will provide efficient, clean, reliable energy, with a 25% efficiency saving.

Committed to increasing its sustainability, the University is a Green Flag campus and the project is targeting a CEEQUAL Very Good assessment rating. The Energy Centre will power student accommodation, surrounding buildings and any future developments on the campus, supporting the University’s needs for at least the next decade. The project will also increase the University’s resilience, by separating the energy supply for its two campuses.

Modern Methods of Construction

This sustainable £7.8m project, incorporates MMC within its design and construction and will be formed using precast concrete components, with the external elevations having a patterned finish to the concrete.

York College Students view sectional concreteOff-site manufacture and Level 2 BIM benefits the quality and programme within the complex interfaces of this project – lowering risk through reduced workforce numbers on site and removing activities such as on-site welding.

Our new YORbuild Major Works framework was set up with the delivery of MMC projects in mind and is ideally suited to exploit the benefits of this increasingly utilised technique.

Continually looking forwards, YORhub is currently sponsoring an MMC PhD student in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, focusing on MMC adoption within the public sector.

Construction Students from York College

York College has also benefited – with Tilbury Douglas regularly welcoming construction students on site from the start of the process, to learn about MMC and support the Project Employment and Skills Plan.


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