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.
Canalside: Transforming Sheerwater into a thriving sustainable community
Work has begun on Canalside, the long-awaited transformation of the Sheerwater area of Woking. The major regeneration project will breathe new life into the area and create many more much-needed homes, with a significant increase in affordable housing.
Woking SMEs benefit from Thameswey’s free energy consultancy
This year Thameswey, through their Action Surrey project, have been offering free energy efficiency consultancy for SME businesses in the Woking Borough Council area.
Supplying Major New Buildings – Network Rail HQ
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)
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.