The business of sustainability
ThamesWey is an independent limited company with a single shareholder in Woking Borough Council.
It was set up in 1999 to deliver on the council’s strategic objectives which, at the time, were mainly focused on tackling climate change through carbon reduction. Those environmental priorities have since evolved into the Woking 2050 strategy which places sustainability at the heart of broader efforts to meet the demands of development and the local economy.
This means that ThamesWey can deliver on sustainability commitments in ways that purely commercial companies can’t, while having the freedom to compete in open markets. The result is high quality projects that fund further sustainability work and provide a source of revenue for Woking Borough Council that helps keep important services running.
We’ve found that delivering public benefit for communities is good business.
ThamesWey Energy’s plans to expand and decarbonise the supply of heat to Woking town centre have received £9.4m of Government support through the national Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). Over the next 7 years, the funding will help towards the costs of extending Woking’s heat and cooling networks to supply energy to new developments […]
ThamesWey’s new purpose-built energy centre at Poole Road has been showcased in Issue 45 of the Construction View magazine. Magazine cover The article describes the journey from the planning phase in 2016. Increasing demand for energy resulted in a need for a second energy centre in Woking to supply district heating and cooling to commercial, [...]
In January 2022, ThamesWey crossed an important milestone by occupying the purpose-built office space above the Poole Road Energy Centre. For the first time in ThamesWey’s 23-year history, all Woking staff will be based at the same site. The office has been designed to follow the ‘modern industrial’ theme of the energy centre beneath it [...]
Find out how ThamesWey’s innovative battery storage system has helped lower carbon emissions over the last 2 years.
Read how three more Surrey residents have benefitting from a warmer, greener home and lower energy bills after applying to Green Jump Surrey.