Decision details

Allocating the use of the Climate Reserve – Contract award (signing) to WSP UK Ltd. to produce a Herefordshire Retrofit Strategy and options appraisal.–

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


At the Full Council meeting on 14 Feb 2020 a new dedicated climate reserve was established to resource and accelerate action to address the climate emergency.

Over one-third of Herefordshire’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are estimated to be from heating homes and other buildings, the development of a new building retrofit strategy and options appraisal to scope potential action plans is needed to decarbonise buildings across Herefordshire if we are to reach the county’s zero carbon target by 2030.

As the estimated value of the works necessary to do this is likely to exceed £300 million it is essential that Herefordshire seeks innovative new solutions and leverages external funding opportunities to deliver this enormous challenge and economic opportunity.

A fully compliant tender exercise in conjunction with the council’s commercial services team has taken place, from which WSP UK Ltd were the preferred supplier to undertake the work.

Contact: Neil Taylor, Interim director of economy and place Email: Tel: 01432 260921.

Publication date: 26/11/2021

Date of decision: 26/11/2021

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