Manchester City Council’s Innovative Decarbonisation Heat Network Project

Browne Jacobson advised Manchester City Council on the deal.

Manchester City Council set up the Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN), a sustainable energy project which aims to provide the City of Manchester with an efficient and environmentally friendly heat and power network to power some of the City’s most high profile and historically listed buildings.

The CQHN is owned by the Council, in partnership with Vital Energi, a national sustainable energy solutions organisation that is helping UK businesses significantly reduce their carbon footprint. Vital Energi built the energy centre which is located in Manchester City Centre, and are contracted to operate and maintain the network for the next 30 years. On 14 October, an illumination of the Tower of Light ceremony took place which was a major landmark in the development, The network will officially launch early in 2022.

The Browne Jacobson project team included Legal Director, Alex Kynoch, partner, Stephen Matthew (Picture) and Senior Associate, Angelica Hymers.

Involved fees earner: Angelica Hymers – Browne Jacobson; Alex Kynoch – Browne Jacobson; Stephen Matthew – Browne Jacobson;

Law Firms: Browne Jacobson;

Clients: Manchester City Council;

Author: Giulia Di Palma