GMCA decarbonisation works

Warden Construction decarbonisation
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Combined Authority

This award-winning decarbonisation project saw carbon reduction measures implemented across five Greater Manchester Combined Authority buildings.

Supported by funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund, the scope of the works involved the design, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of solar photovoltaic systems, as well as the installation of Mansafe systems to ensure operative safety while working at height.

The buildings involved in this scheme were Ashton-Under-Lyne Fire Station, Bury Fire Station, Greater Manchester Police Headquarters, Greater Manchester Police North Manchester Divisional Headquarters, and Greater Manchester Police Openshaw SOCH Building.

We worked in partnership with our client and the project team to overcome a number of challenges including product availability and lead times for the solar panels, working at height, the safe removal of asbestos, and ensuring site safety on busy, fully operational buildings.

The project delivered a number of social value outcomes, including supporting 30 existing, local supply chain jobs and delivering 40 apprentice weeks.

Carbon emissions were cut by over 50% by employing local suppliers and labour, while 98% of waste create by the project was diverted from landfill. Two food bank deliveries were completed by Warden’s Social Value Team to Manchester Central Foodbank, delivering £500 of food aid.

The project was awarded the Green Apple Environment Gold Award in the Emergency Services: Energy Saving category.

Warden signage on building

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