Energy Centre, Science Central, Newcastle Upon Tyne - Engie
SCH were contracted by Engie Regeneration to manufacture and install the structural steelwork, cold rolled, supply and fit the edge protection and various secondary steelwork for this project.
The project was circa 150te with various surface treatment systems to deal with the different elements of the building and its use. The steelwork was erected on a tight and difficult site with several level changes and trenches which made planning the on-site build a tough task.
Located on the site of the former Scottish & Newcastle Breweries site, regenerated as Science Central, this combined heat and power (CHP) energy centre provides heating and cooling to the entire science central masterplan.
The energy centre is designed to work using combined heat and power (CHP) engines that generate electricity and produce hot water, which is then distributed throughout the development by a network of pipes providing heat to a number of commercial and residential buildings. The energy solution is efficient and produces fewer carbon emissions than taking power from the national grid, where heat generated by power stations is typically lost to the air, or where each building generates their own heat and cooling by having individual boilers and air-conditioning systems