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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.

Projects

Exciting new project for TDL

On the 22 December 2017 Thameswey were issued full planning permission to commence a landmark new residential scheme in Woking.

Canalside

More information coming soon

News

Earn Your Deposit: Frequently Asked Questions

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Earn Your Deposit is a fantastic new scheme that helps ThamesWey tenants save towards a deposit to buy their own place. Have a look at these Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand how it works.

Swift action needed to save endangered birds

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An urgent rallying cry has gone out to the people of Woking to help stop swifts disappearing from British skies by building nesting boxes. Thameswey is inviting residents to workshops where they can build a nesting box as part of the Swifts in Woking project which aims to reverse the decline of these iconic birds.

Greener, cleaner power for new town centre office building

The newly refurbished Victoria Gate office building in Woking town centre

The newly-refurbished Victoria Gate office building in Woking town centre is now running on Thameswey’s district heat and power network, earning it some impressive sustainability credentials.

Case Studies

Brookwood Farm

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Brookwood Farm was the development of 12 eco-friendly family homes in Knaphill, Woking comprising of 10 semi-detached houses and 2 detached houses.

Supplying Major New Buildings – Network Rail HQ

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When Network Rail decided to locate its national centre in Milton Keynes, high on the list of priorities for the new HQ was to make the building as sustainable as possible.

Thameswey Energy Ltd (Woking Town Centre)

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In May 2000, Woking Borough Council set up its first Energy Services Company, (ESCo) Thameswey Energy Ltd, to build and operate a gas CHP energy station in Woking town centre.