Manchester's civic quarter heat network

Construction work is underway on Manchester's £20 million Civic Quarter Heat Network, after the first pipe was ceremonially placed in the ground by Manchester City Council and Vital Energi.

The network will generate low-carbon heat and power for the city, helping Manchester to reach its ambitions to be carbon-neutral, climate resilient and zero waster by 2038. It will initially serve six landmark city centre buildings, including Manchester Town Hall, and has the potential to grow by connecting further buildings across the city centre in the future.

The scheme is projected to save more than 3,100 tonnes of carbon emissions in its first five years of operation and the energy centre will become event more efficient as additional buildings are connected.