National Cycling Centre solar car ports

National Cycling Centre in Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester City Council

This award-winning project saw us construct new solar car ports within two car parking areas at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Car Ports
Solar car ports Warden Construction
Warden Construction decarbonisation projects

The car ports provide shelter for parked vehicles while generating renewable energy for use on site or for the charging of electric vehicles. The project was delivered as part of a wider programme of renewable energy projects across Greater Manchester funded by European Regional Development Fund.

Working in a busy, public-facing environment right next to the National Cycling Centre, it was important to minimise disruption and ensure ‘business as usual’ for all building users and key stakeholders.

In addition to the decarbonisation benefits of the scheme itself, the project supported a number of our social value objectives. In collaboration with Skills Construction Centre, we delivered a construction taster day aimed at hard-to-reach groups, including NEETs.

We kept CO2 emissions low by using a supply chain and employees based in Greater Manchester and 98% of the waste created was diverted from landfill. We also delivered £150 worth of food to Manchester Central Foodbank via Manchester City Fans Foodbank. Warden also collaborated with ISG and the Northwest Construction Hub to organise and take part in a charity cycling event at the Manchester Velodrome.

The project won the Northwest Construction Hub Low Value Framework Project of the Year 2024.

What our client said

“I can’t speak highly enough of the delivery team for this project. They worked diligently, dealt with any issues proactively, and gave me, as the project lead, and the client, a great deal of comfort throughout.”

James Kearns, project lead, Manchester City Council

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