Peel Energy is to develop a district heat network at Liverpool Waters development, under the name of Mersey Heat.
The first phase of the network will be centred on existing buildings around Princes Dock along with planned new developments along the waterfront. The heat network will support space heating and hot water provision within the buildings.
Mersey Heat will be responsible for system design, construction of the generation plant and operation of the network, which Peel said will provide low cost, low carbon reliable heat to the building owners and occupiers.
Muir Miller, managing director of Peel Energy – which also developed the wind turbines at the Port of Liverpool – said; “Our colleagues and their development partners are producing a first-rate product at Liverpool Waters and it deserves a 21st century heating system to match.
“We believe that Mersey Heat can make a significant positive impact on the low carbon credentials of the project and provide cost benefits to developers and occupiers as well. We are very excited at the prospect of deploying the first phase of the network and seeing how far it can grow.”
Darran Lawless, Peel’s development director for Liverpool Waters, added: “The fact we can offer low cost, low carbon heat to a development on this scale is a fantastic step forward in us delivering a sustainable community where people can live, work and play.”
This will be Peel’s second district heat project after MediaCityUK in Salford Quays, which has been in operation since 2009. A subsidiary business called Mersey Heat was registered by Peel with Companies House as far back as February 2012.