Rochdale Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

Constructing Excellence

EQUANS supported Rochdale Borough Council (RBC) with their successful PublicSector Decarbonisation (PSDS) application in 2020. Surveys completed identified a range of buildings where there were opportunities to decrease energy consumption. Once the funding was secured, RBC directly appointed EQUANS to complete the Stage 3 and 4 design on selected buildings, resulting in seven projects proceeding through to delivery stage:

• Rochdale Leisure Centre
• Middleton Arena
Number One Riverside
• Lowerplace Primary School
• Shawclough Primary School
•Alkrington Primary School
• Castleton Primary School
The scope of works across these projects includes:
• Fabric improvement – Installation of new windows
• Fabricimprovements – Installation of additional insulation
• Improvements to existing ventilation systems
• Installation of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) and Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHPs) and associated works
• Alterations to certain building settings and building management systems

As a result of the works, the current estimated lifetime carbon savings will reach approximately 16,000 tonnes of CO2.