- ThamesWey Group
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Covid-19 – July 2020 update
As the Government lockdown is being eased ThamesWey is moving to a business as usual approach.
A time-lapse video has been created to show Woking’s new low-carbon energy centre on Poole Road coming out of the ground.
ThamesWey is working with Woking town centre retailers to reduce the use of single-use plastics by promoting the use of reusable containers.
ThamesWey is pleased to announce completion of Harrington Place, ThamesWey’s flagship, sustainable, Woking town centre development.
ThamesWey is pleased to announce that the new Aubrey Place development will be connected to its Central Milton Keynes energy network.
Yesterday, the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Beryl Hunwicks placed a time capsule within the first residential phase of the Canalside regeneration.
ThamesWey has installed three Tesla Powerwall batteries in one of its substations as part of an innovative centralised storage system.
More help is available for vulnerable Woking residents who live in properties that are costly to heat to stay warm in their homes this winter.
ThamesWey has appointed Ørsted, a leader in offshore wind, to provide top-up electricity to our networks in Woking and Milton Keynes.
Children’s Build a Home for Wildlife Competition to win one-year membership to the Royal Horticultural Society gardens is open for entries!
Action Surrey has helped 24 Surrey residents prepare for cold weather, save on energy bills and lower their carbon footprint.
Another milestone has been reached in the regeneration of the Sheerwater estate with bulldozers moving in to begin demolition on the site.
ThamesWey has helped local Woking residents prepare for cold weather, save on energy bills and lower their carbon footprint.
ThamesWey has completed its first housing development containing swift bricks. The 12 swifts bricks have been incorporated into two new family sized affordable homes which have been handed over to Woking Borough Council.
ThamesWey is working with Woking Borough Council and Market Walk stall holders to reduce the use of single-use plastics in Woking town centre.
ThamesWey has handed over to Woking Borough Council five new affordable homes, the first new family sized ‘Council Homes’ in recent years.
After years of planning and consultation, the first diggers have begun work on the multi-million pound regeneration of the Sheerwater estate. Teams broke ground to start building a state-of-the-art leisure complex as part of the Canalside development.
ThamesWey has re-launched its Business Energy SMART Woking project, through which small to medium sized businesses within Woking can receive match funding to improve the energy efficiency of their lighting.
ThamesWey is 20 this year and proud to be celebrating two decades of building sustainable communities. Our work in low-carbon power generation, energy advice, affordable housing and property development is driven by one fundamental principle – to build neighbourhoods that benefit everyone.
New residential development Harrington Place is emerging from scaffolding and builders’ coverings as it nears completion. The architecturally striking building in Heathside Crescent brings 147 stunning rental apartments to a prime town centre location.
Work on the Canalside regeneration of Sheerwater will begin soon, after the latest plans were approved by Woking Borough Council.
ThamesWey has launched a new project, Woking Energy Champions, through which vulnerable Woking residents living in hard-to-heat properties can receive funding to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their home.
ThamesWey’s energy efficiency “make-over” of 50 former military properties has the potential to save tenants over £500 a year of their fuel bills.
This week is Big Energy Saving Week, a national campaign to help people reduce their energy bills. Take a look at the projects ThamesWey is delivering to help people save money.
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.
Earn Your Deposit is a new scheme that helps ThamesWey tenants buy their own home by giving them money towards a deposit.
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.
This year Thameswey, through their Action Surrey project, have been offering free energy efficiency consultancy for SME businesses in the Woking Borough Council area.
Thameswey Housing Limited, working with Action Surrey, is delighted to announce the launch of a large scale programme to improve the energy efficiency of rented properties.
Work is underway to connect Woking’s newest office development to ThamesWey’s heat, cooling and electricity networks.
Earlier this month ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, through its county-wide energy efficiency programme – Action Surrey – opened up £64,000 of funding to the public to provide grants for home energy efficiency measures.
Woking’s newest office building is to be connected to Thameswey’s district heating and cooling networks. Victoria Gate is undergoing extensive refurbishment and enlargement with the addition of a floor and roof terrace to create a major new landmark building.
ThamesWey Milton Keynes has been highlighted as one of the UK’s “hidden” power stations, helping to ease the stress on the National Grid.
Thameswey Sustainable Communities has been delivering free educational workshops to Woking’s youth groups, teaching them about how we use energy; how it’s made and how different types of energy generation affect the environment.
Surrey County Council has worked with partners to launch the Surrey Community Resilience Partnership. The partnership will help communities build resilience and protect homes under the Surrey Prepared initiative.
ThamesWey Sustainable Communities is pleased to announce that it has now finished allocating £50,000 of funding from DECC to not-for-profit organisations to reduce their environmental impact and make their buildings more comfortable to meet in.
Keeping warm and saving money got a little easier this week for one Woking resident, thanks to a ‘Streets Ahead’ grant from Action Surrey.
Grants of £5,000 are already available to Surrey Residents for solid wall insulation but 20 Woking residents can get an extra £5,000 towards their install.
A Hindhead resident has been awarded over £2,000 towards making their home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
A Bagshot resident has been awarded £3,500 towards making her home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Robert Squibb of Earlswood Road, Redhill has been awarded over £4,000 towards making his home warmer and more energy efficient, through action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ team are delighted to announce that Surrey residents living in park homes can now access £5,000 grants for solid wall insulation.
A Camberley resident has been awarded £3,500 towards making his home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Since launching in the summer of 2014, Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project has managed to assist a number of non-cavity wall households
Thanks to Action Surrey, one happy resident in Waverley has been able to reap the benefits of installing solid wall insulation
Action Surrey is thrilled to announce that an article on the current Streets Ahead project has been included in the Carbon Action Network’s (CAN) Autumn/Winter magazine, Carbon Action News.
Thameswey has helped Woking and Milton Keynes councils to successfully bid for government funding towards the development of new and extended heat networks.
Action Surrey’s new project, Streets Ahead, was only launched in late August and has already gained a keen interest from residents in Surrey.
Booking is now open for Surrey Green Homes 21 inspiring Eco homeowners 2 days in May Throughout Surrey on 17 & 18 May, inspirational eco home owners are opening their doors to members of the public, to show how they have made their homes cheaper to heat and more comfortable to live in.
Action Surrey, part of the Thameswey Group, working with Surrey’s local authorities, has been awarded £2.5 million to help deliver the Government’s Green Deal home energy efficiency improvement programme.
From April 1st 2014 the installation of Loft Insulation & Cavity Wall Insulation can be up to 100% funded* under the Energy Companies Obligation Scheme (ECO). This offer is applicable to all home owners and private tenants.
With the recent flooding effecting hundreds of homes across Surrey, even more so than ever, the issue of climate change is at the forefront of our minds. And with Climate Week just around the corner, there hasn’t been a more appropriate time for us to look at what we as individuals, and as an organisation […]
Surrey Green Homes weekend 17th – 18th May 2014 Action Surrey is looking for homeowners to take part in the Surrey Green Homes weekend 17 – 18 May. We are looking for inspiring homeowners across Surrey who are willing to open their doors to the public, to share their knowledge and experience about making their […]
RESCUE (Renewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe) project aims to address the key challenges for the further development and implementation of district cooling using low and zero carbon emitting sources, thereby enabling local communities to reap the environmental and economic benefits of this energy efficiency technology.
Action Surrey has helped a local Woking resident to save hundreds of pounds on his future energy bills, by assisting him to insulate his solid wall property in time for Energy Saving Week.
Local authorities that are pioneering community energy have been reported in the Guardian, with ThameWey’s Combined Heat & Power energy stations in Woking and Milton Keynes quoted as leading examples of local authority investment in low carbon energy networks. Read the Guardian article in full.
Thameswey was set up in 1999 to further Woking Borough Council’s energy and environmental objectives and to enable other local authorities, private companies and social enterprises to participate in schemes which provide energy efficiency and reduce their environmental impact.
ThamesWey was presented as a leader in delivery of community energy in the UK at an event recently hosted by the Danish Embassy.
ThamesWey has been invited by Milton Keynes Council to join a cross-sector partnership of organisations focusing on a range of initiatives relating to planning for a low carbon future in Milton Keynes.
Thameswey recently hosted the Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) who were keen to learn about Woking and our work with low carbon energy technology. This was a study group tour and Delegates were entertained with a lecture, workshop and site visit.
From 8th May 2013, C-Plan went live across local planning authorities in Yorkshire and Humberside. In a phased roll out, it will begin with 6 local planning authorities including Sheffield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Scarborough, Hambleton and Richmondshire in the first tranche of the roll out. The second tranche of the roll out will be following shortly.
Thameswey’s new Solar Portal has been launched to provide more detailed information about the solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays installed and operated by Thameswey. With over 1.8MWp of PV installed on 45 sites across the Borough of Woking, the portal provides real-time data and statistics on the renewable energy generated by our PV.
ThamesWey recently welcomed a delegation of Israeli Mayors, local authority officers, company CEO’s and Vice Presidents who were on a tour of European cities to learn more about innovative local energy solutions, led by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) in co-ordination with the Covenant of Mayors.
Thameswey Energy, the low carbon energy provider, has revealed its pivotal role in assisting Network Rail achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating for its new national headquarters building in the centre of Milton Keynes.