Decarbonisation hub promoted in London expo
An exhibition, arranged by M-SParc was hosted at the Welsh Government offices in Westminister to showcase organisations and projects in North Wales that are leading the way in innovation and excellence in green energy and decarbonisation.
During the event, the team promoted Tŷ Gwyrddfai as a collaborative project between Adra, Busnes@LlandrilloMenai and Bangor University that will transform the former Northwood products site into a decarbonisation hub and will ensure that North West Wales will be at the forefront of the decarbonisation agenda, working with communities and businesses to retrofit over 18,000 homes over the next 10 years.
Other projects highlighted at the event were the Anglesey Freeport project and Morlais, the Menter Môn project which aims to benefit local communities, the economy and help tackle climate change by using renewable energy to generate clean low carbon electricity.
Gareth Watson, Head of Communications and Marketing said: “We have seen significant interest in the development from both sides of the Wales/ England border, with the Welsh Government’s Minister for Climate Change, Julie James MS amongst the latest to visit the site. During the visit, the Minister announced a £500,000 package for the development. A successful bid was also made through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund for the Living Lab element.
“In the longer term, the development will increase the skills across the sector in the future, which will support the local construction industry through enabling them to apply for contracts and ensure that any value generated through decarbonisation and related capital investment will be retained locally. It will also contribute towards reducing carbon emissions in our homes, which in turn will reduce the impact of increasing fuel and energy costs by making our homes more energy efficient and improve the quality of life for our tenants.
“There is genuine excitement among the partners and in the region about this project and the social value and positive difference it will achieve for local communities and the local economy. It was great to share that excitement with industry experts attending the M-SParc event in London”.