North Tyneside Council’s Killingworth Site has been a centre of innovation since the 1960s. Initially home to a state-of-the-art gas plant and distribution centre, the site has now benefited from a major refurbishment.
Thanks to a grant from the European Regional Development Fund, the aim of the redevelopment was to futureproof the site for sustainability and energy efficiency. A number of new measures have been put in place including a heat recovery system, more efficient boilers, LED lighting and a building energy management system.
At the heart of the development were the introduction of solar PV and 40 EV charge points to support the Council’s vehicle electrification plan.