Sleaford Town District Heating Construction Works Commence
Construction works for Phase 1 of Sleaford town’s district heating system are scheduled to begin this month. Works will commence on Boston Road opposite the site of the new Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant which will provide the thermal heat energy for the system. Construction works will consist of installing district heating pipework within Boston Road down towards Sleaford. Whilst these activities are in process a temporary traffic light system will be operation.
Mike Harrison, Communications Manager for Sleaford REP, said:
‘We will undertake all of the necessary action to minimise disruption as much as possible for people who live in the vicinity of Boston road as well as other road users. I hope people will bear with us whilst we construct the pipe work and apologies for any convenience caused.
The district heating system is just one of a number of local community benefits that forms part of a wellbeing agreement with NKDC. Other initiatives totally £285,000 includes a community fund & sustainability fund which will be administered by community representatives which form the newly established Sleaford REP Community Liaison Panel. Our website will continue to be updated with more information about the progress of the Plant and pipe work's construction.’
Once complete the district heating network will provide free thermal energy to a number of Sleaford town community facilities consisting of Sleaford town football cub, Sleaford indoor bowls centre & Sleaford Leisure Centre. Negotiations for a second phase are on-going and would see heat provided to NKDC Council Offices and William Alvey Primary School. Works to Boston Road are scheduled to be complete by June 2013 with a fully operational system expected by January 2014 once works to the power plant are completed users.