Procast Group to work on £800m decarbonisation and renewables framework in Midlands

Procast Group to work on £800m decarbonisation and renewables framework in Midlands

Derek Innes

Scottish-based Procast Group has been commissioned to work on an £800 million decarbonisation and renewables framework in the Midlands.

The principal contractor will work on the Communities & Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) Healthy Homes Framework, a four-year model which boasts 200 clients and over two million properties in the area using it.

The significant multi-million-pound project will see Procast Group carry out retrofitting across three separate workstreams to properties largely operated by councils and housing associations across the Midlands.

With the aim of lifting tenants out of fuel poverty, properties will be fully upgraded to the PAS2035 standard and fitted with an External Wall Insulation (EWI) system, new roofs, triple-glazed doors and windows, new cavity loft insulation, mechanical ventilation, renewable heating and hot water systems, battery storage, and photovoltaic (PV) panels.

The team from Procast will make the above installations and will also provide full design, build and maintenance services throughout the project.

Once completed the project will have a hugely positive impact on living conditions for tenants as well as help to reduce their energy bills.

The company, which currently employs more than 130 staff, carries out retrofitting work and multi-trade contracting projects across Scotland and the north of England.

Derek Innes, owner and managing director of Procast Group, said: “We are extremely pleased to be working on an exciting project such as this, working with CHIC for the first time to provide better homes for tenants across the Midlands.

“The Healthy Homes Framework is a fantastic project and an innovative one Procast is delighted to align with, given our excellent track record in retrofitting services across the UK.

“The next four years working towards retrofitting these properties will bring about a huge milestone in Procast Group expanding its work and presence south of the border.”

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