£3.5million grant to help tackle Climate Change

Friday, March 08, 2024

Wakefield Council has been awarded a £3.5m grant to help cut carbon emissions in three of its buildings.

The funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme will improve the efficiency of heating systems and help tackle climate change.

“We will be using this opportunity to help maximise the carbon savings that we can make and has the added benefit of making these buildings more energy efficient to save taxpayer money in the years to come.

“This investment supports our goal to tackle climate change and to achieve net zero by 2030.” 

Cllr Jack Hemingway

Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change

Cllr Jack Hemingway

The work will take place at Sun Lane Leisure, Upton School and South Parade School.

The buildings all have gas boilers that are at the end of their lives and will be replaced with Air Source Heat Pumps. There will also be improved insultation and other energy efficiency measures depending on each buildings’ needs.

The initiative will see the Council contributing £459,277 to the project.

The project begins with design work, which is due to be completed in Autumn. The technology is expected to be installed and ready for use by March 2026.

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