Construction of Two District Heating Energy Centres

Client: EON Energy Solutions Limited


Pinncourt, Exeter


20 weeks

Contract value




The brief:

Construction of two new heat substations comprising of a single storey building, containing the mechanical and electrical equipment to feed the local district heating network, supplying residential dwellings and commercial buildings in the local area. The works included deep excavations for connections to the existing network.

Key challenges:

  • Working on two site locations concurrently approx. half a mile apart
  • Minimising disruption to existing residents
  • Restricted site area and storage constrictions

The solutions:

  • Select group of specialist contractors and Sweet Projects team
  • Staggered and prioritised just-in-time deliveries to overcome busy school periods
  • Working closely with Thermamech to provide internal access on time for mechanical & electrical installation to proceed