The scheme has taken a ‘fabric-first’ approach to decarbonising the properties, and includes features such as energy efficient external wall insulation, windows and doors, mechanical ventilation, roofing and ongoing energy monitoring. Residents will now benefit from increased thermal comfort heading into the winter months, with savings on energy consumption an added bonus. Across the entirety of the Murdishaw scheme, 172 tonnes of CO2 will be saved per year, or 5,148 tonnes over the lifetime of the measures installed.
Over £6m of investment has been made into the Murdishaw estate. Equans’ Refurbishment team has been working with Onward in Murdishaw since 2021 on this scheme, undertaking property and structural surveys, gathering retrofit data and carrying out energy assessments from the beginning, ensuring the works were completed to the required PAS2030/2035 specification.
Along with the transformation of the homes, Equans has led on the regeneration of a previously disused boxing gym in the area into a brand-new community hub. Equans, thanks to the support from fellow colleagues and supply chain, have created a fresh space which can be used by the people of Murdishaw for years to come.
Neil Warburton, Director of Regeneration and Sustainability at Equans, said: “We’re delighted to see this transformational scheme draw to a close, with the end product an attractive regeneration of this community that will leave a lasting legacy.
“This is one of a number of schemes that Equans has completed, and is still delivering, utilising Social Housing Decarbonisation Funding. We’re delighted to be one of the leading providers of regeneration and energy efficiency work, supporting partners such as Onward in achieving the funding before delivering schemes that provide maximum value and quality for money. This scheme is an example of how collaboration across the board can result in an end product that benefits residents and the environment.”