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Liberty Group wins £3m of work for Leeds district heating scheme

Scheme supporting £35m Leeds PIPES project will see supply of heating and hot water to 26 tower blocks in the city.

Property services company, Liberty Group, has won a £3m deal to support the £35m Leeds PIPES project being delivered by Vital Energi and Leeds City Council. The contract will see Liberty refurbish one district heating plantroom and build a second, brand new one, which will supply heat and hot water to 26 tower blocks in the city.

The new heating network has received £4m funding via the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, together with an additional £5.8m of European Regional Development Funding. Liberty says this project will support Vital Energi and the council in reducing heating bills by up to 25 per cent for over 1,400 households in Leeds, helping to tackle fuel poverty in the city and reduce carbon emissions. Liberty says it will deliver works valued at £3m, including infrastructure works and new heating system installations.

At the same time, the company has won a new contract, worth £2m, with emh homes which will see Liberty deliver gas services to 5,400 homes. The contract will run for a minimum of four years and will include gas servicing, maintenance and new heating installations.

Liberty has also secured contracts totalling £800,000 with E.ON, on behalf of Riverside to deliver a total of 129 new heating installations in the South East and 175 in Plymouth, which form part of the Government’s Warm Homes Fund to support affordable heating and tackle fuel poverty.

Ray Jones, Liberty’s group md said: “Liberty has grown by 20 per cent over the last 12 months, and these new contracts mark the start of a really exciting and successful year for the Group as we continue to grow in our core markets and expand our offer into new areas.”



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