Lea Hough’s School Building Consultants have helped a number of schools in Lancashire to obtain over £1.3 million of funding for projects aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels. Seven schools have been granted approval for projects applied for under the first phase of the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS).
Works that have been approved include the installation of new high-efficiency central heating systems and boilers, air source heating systems, ground source heat pumps, solar PV panel systems and LED light fittings. Other projects include upgrades to thermal insulation, including new windows and re-roofing and new hot water generation systems. Under the funding terms, the works will all aim to be completed by September 2021.
We are now working with the schools in question, which are located in Blackburn, Burnley, Preston, Clitheroe, the Ribble Valley and Poulton le Fylde, to deliver these complex schemes in line with the deadline.
A further phase of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) is now open for applications, focusing on the installation of eco-friendly heating systems. After the success in the first round, Lea Hough is working with a number of schools to identify further opportunities to obtain funding in this current and future rounds of the scheme.
Lea Hough’s School Building Consultants are able to advise schools and public sector organisations regarding the criteria and suitability of projects. In addition to the expertise of our team in relation to funding applications in the education sector, we also work closely with our mechanical engineering consultants to assess suitability and prepare detailed designs and project specifications.
Lea Hough has grown our presence in the education sector in the North West and is now one of the leading sources of consultancy advice to the education sector in Lancashire and Cumbria. Our consultancy services include providing advice on all school building funding streams, as well as advising schools on an ongoing basis to ensure the best use of resources when it comes to the maintenance of school buildings and any development or redevelopment projects that may be required.
For further information about the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS), advice on decarbonisation projects in the wider context, or to speak to us more generally about our school building consultancy services, please get in touch.