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Earn Your Deposit Scheme The incentive known as ‘Earn Your Deposit’ operated by ThamesWey Housing has been suspended in light of Woking Borough Council’s financial position. The voluntary scheme was launched in 2018 to help those living in ThamesWey rented accommodation for more than two years, get a foothold on the property ladder. An incentive […]

ThamesWey secures internationally recognised certification for its Environmental Management System

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In support of ThamesWey’s ambition to make continual improvements to its environmental performance, ThamesWey has implemented an Environmental Management System conforming to the internationally recognised standard ISO 14001. The British Standards Institution (BSI) were chosen as the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited certification body, to certify ThamesWey’s management system. BSI conducted two stages of […]

ThamesWey wins £9.4m Government support for lower carbon heat


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 […]

Poole Road Energy Centre featured in national construction news


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, [...]

Six months on, ThamesWey settled into new routines at Poole Road Energy Centre

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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 [...]

Work is underway to decarbonise two more of Woking Borough Council’s largest buildings.

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Work has commenced on the installation of new lower-carbon heating systems for two of Woking town centre’s landmark buildings. Woking Borough Council-owned offices Export House and Midas House will be retrofitted with a new low-carbon heating system which will slash greenhouse gas emissions from these buildings and completely eliminate the use of gas boilers on [...]

The Cornerstone – Town Centre Plug & Play Renting


ThamesWey are delighted to announce the launch of their latest purpose-built rental apartment block in the heart of Woking Town Centre with its distinctive Brutalist design and innovative interiors with a stripped back postindustrial feel. The building not only offers the opportunity to live within a few minutes’ walk of Woking Station, all of the [...]

Canalside update


The next step in the development of Canalside has now been achieved with the Government confirming the Compulsory Purchase Order for Sheerwater. Working with the Council ThamesWey can now progress obtaining the remaining property needed to progress the redevelopment Watch this space for further news of this exciting development.

100% occupation on Fairfax Place and now onwards towards The Cornerstone.


ThamesWey have reached another key milestone at Fairfax Place, we now have 100% occupation on all available homes within the building. The final tenancy started mid November 2021 and proves the popularity of this superb apartment building and all that it has to offer to its residents. We are now in early preparation for the [...]

First Residents Move Into Canalside

First Canalside Residents

Holly and Elia are the first residents to move into their new home at Canalside. Seen here with ThamesWey Housing’s Chairman Terry Price, the happy couple are delighted with the quality of not only the development but also the interior of their modern newly built Town House. The Town House forms part of the first [...]

Major milestone reached by ThamesWey’s home energy retrofit programme

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More than 500 energy efficient improvements made to Surrey households.

Town centre apartment renovations create homes for wildlife and the community


Transforming buildings in Woking Town Centre with low energy, biodiverse renovations.

And So It Begins: Fairfax Place Launches


ThamesWey has launched their latest high end Build to Rent Development within Woking, Fairfax Place forms the first part of the ongoing redevelopment of the area which will become Canalside. The building includes a range of contemporary one and two bedroom apartments and three bedroom Town Houses set around a stunning Podium Level communal  garden [...]

Amazing Changes at Middle Walk


ThamesWey hasnow completed the substantial refurbishment of the first Phase of their Middle Walk Town Centre Development. The building and all of its apartments have undergone a huge level of refurbishment over the past few months and are now ready to be viewed with occupation by new residents by the end of June. All of [...]

Drone footage gives aerial view of Woking’s new energy centre


Drone footage shows ThamesWey’s new energy centre passing another landmark with the installation of its feature thermal stores.

Feature pipe & flue stack installed at Poole Road energy centre

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Construction of ThamesWey’s new energy centre has passed another landmark with the installation of its feature pipe and flue stack.

ThamesWey wins £6.2m to retrofit homes across Surrey

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ThamesWey’s Action Surrey project has led a consortium of Surrey local authorities to win £6.2m of funding to deliver energy efficiency retrofits.

Harrington Place Wins Considerate Constructors Award

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ThamesWey’s contractor Galliford Try wins Silver Considerate Constructors Scheme 2020 National Site Award for Harrington Place.

Watch Woking’s new low-carbon energy centre take shape

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A time-lapse video has been created to show Woking’s new low-carbon energy centre on Poole Road coming out of the ground.

Message from ThamesWey relating to Coronavirus/ Covid-19


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As the Government lockdown is being eased ThamesWey is moving to a business as usual approach.

Town centre takeaways moving to be single-use plastic free


ThamesWey is working with Woking town centre retailers to reduce the use of single-use plastics by promoting the use of reusable containers.

ThamesWey completes landmark town centre residential development

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ThamesWey is pleased to announce completion of Harrington Place, ThamesWey’s flagship, sustainable, Woking town centre development.

ThamesWey to heat new Aubrey Place development in Milton Keynes

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ThamesWey is pleased to announce that the new Aubrey Place development will be connected to its Central Milton Keynes energy network.

New smart radiator thermostat, Radbot, on trial


ThamesWey is currently working with Radbot, a smart radiator thermostat, which has the potential to reduce heating bills by 30%.

Poole Road Energy Centre breaks ground

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ThamesWey, together with construction partner Galliford Try, has broken ground on Woking’s new low-carbon Energy Centre.

Future History – commemorative time capsule buried

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Yesterday, the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Beryl Hunwicks placed a time capsule within the first residential phase of the Canalside regeneration.

ThamesWey installs Tesla Powerwalls in a unique centralised storage system

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ThamesWey has installed three Tesla Powerwall batteries in one of its substations as part of an innovative centralised storage system.

ThamesWey funding to help vulnerable Woking residents stay warm


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.

Winners of the Children’s Build a Home for Wildlife Competition


ThamesWey is pleased to announce the winners of their Children’s Build a Home for Wildlife competition.

ThamesWey is pleased to announce change to 100% renewable electricity

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ThamesWey has appointed Ørsted, a leader in offshore wind, to provide top-up electricity to our networks in Woking and Milton Keynes.

Win a year’s free membership to RHS Gardens Wisley

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Children’s Build a Home for Wildlife Competition to win one-year membership to the Royal Horticultural Society gardens is open for entries!

24 Surrey residents supported to receive new boilers


Action Surrey has helped 24 Surrey residents prepare for cold weather, save on energy bills and lower their carbon footprint.

Making way for the new . . . demolition begins for Canalside

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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 17 Woking residents save on energy bills

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ThamesWey has helped local Woking residents prepare for cold weather, save on energy bills and lower their carbon footprint.

ThamesWey delivers first homes with swift bricks for Woking Borough Council

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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.

Market Walk takeaways are moving to be single-use plastic free

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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 delivers new affordable homes for Woking Borough Council


ThamesWey has handed over to Woking Borough Council five new affordable homes, the first new family sized ‘Council Homes’ in recent years.

Canalside development breaks ground

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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.

The swifts are here, their new homes are ready.

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The swift, an urban-dwelling bird of conservational concern has suffered a severe decline in population in recent decades. ThamesWey has stepped in to mitigate this decline by providing almost 150 nest boxes across Woking.

ThamesWey funding support for businesses to help reduce energy bills

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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.

Celebrating 20 years of building sustainable communities


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.

Wraps come off Harrington Place – Woking’s latest residential development

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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.

High-tech battery boost for ThamesWey tenants


ThamesWey’s pilot project with Moixa to store unused solar energy generated from solar panels during the day for use at night in batteries is already showing promising results.

Work to start on Canalside – the regeneration of Sheerwater

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Work on the Canalside regeneration of Sheerwater will begin soon, after the latest plans were approved by Woking Borough Council.

Go-ahead for New Energy Centre

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ThamesWey has been awarded planning consent to build a new energy centre that will secure the future of low carbon energy supplies in Woking for the next 50 years.

ThamesWey funding to help vulnerable Woking residents stay warm


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 Housing completes energy efficiency programme

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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.

ThamesWey is helping people save money on their energy 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.

High-tech battery boost for Brookwood homes


State-of-the-art battery technology is boosting the already impressive sustainability credentials of ThamesWey homes in Brookwood.

Setting out our vision for Canalside

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Things are happening on the Sheerwater estate as the long-awaited work begins on the Canalside regeneration that will transform the area and create a more vibrant and sustainable community.

How you can make a difference on climate change


Insulating your home can help combat climate change as well as keeping you warm and saving you money on your energy bills. Find out how Action Surrey can help you.

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.

Greener, cleaner power for new town centre office building

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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.

Canalside: Transforming Sheerwater into a thriving sustainable community

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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.

Grants of up to £4,000 available for LED lighting


Action Surrey, on behalf of Thameswey Sustainable Communities, is offering a grant of up to 1/3 of the installation costs towards an upgrade to LED lighting in community buildings.

ThamesWey Housing launches energy efficiency programme for tenants


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.

ThamesWey moving ahead with district energy network expansions

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Work is underway to connect Woking’s newest office development to ThamesWey’s heat, cooling and electricity networks.

ThamesWey funding helps Woking residents improve their homes

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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.

Powering Woking’s new landmark office development

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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.

Action Surrey launch website to save energy

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ThamesWey Sustainable Communities project, Action Surrey, has just launched a new website to help local residents and organisations stay warm, reduce their energy costs, and reduce their environmental impact.

ThamesWey £10k grant for a new church boiler

Last month, through a £10,000 grant from Thameswey’s Action Surrey project, St Mary of Bethany Church in Woking were able to replace their broken old boiler with a brand new efficient model.

Thameswey Central Milton Keynes eases stressed grid

ThamesWey Milton Keynes has been highlighted as one of the UK’s “hidden” power stations, helping to ease the stress on the National Grid.

Living Well Week- Events in Woking

This October, Woking Borough Council will host its third Living Well Week. Join Action Surrey where we will be providing advice about saving energy.

ThamesWey run free energy education workshops

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 Prepared – flooding & emergency advice for Surrey residents

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.

4 reasons energy efficiency is valuable for your business

Contact Action Surrey to find out how www.actionsurrey.org

£50,000 allocated to Surrey’s community buildings

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.

ThamesWey Housing opens exciting new housing development – Greenwood House

ThamesWey Housing unveils a new concept in affordable housing and living.

Old Woking resident awarded ‘Streets Ahead’ insulation grant

Keeping warm and saving money got a little easier this week for one Woking resident, thanks to a ‘Streets Ahead’ grant from Action Surrey.

A (five) Grand way to help you keep warm this winter

An Ashford resident has received a grant of £5,000 through Action Surrey’s Streets Ahead project.

Interactive Energy Map for Woking Town Centre

A new map is now available showing ThamesWey’s heat, cooling and electricity networks in Woking town centre, along with information about the buildings connected to our district energy supplies.

ThamesWey Launches New-Look Customer Website

Customers in Woking and Milton Keynes will now find it easier to navigate Thameswey Energy’s Customer Website.

Woking residents can now get up to £10,000 for insulation

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.

First Waverley resident to be awarded Streets Ahead grant

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.

Bagshot resident awarded £3,500 grant for solid wall insulation

A Bagshot resident has been awarded £3,500 towards making her home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.

Redhill resident awarded £3,500 grant for solid wall insulation

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.

Great News! £5,000 grants available to insulate Park Homes

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.

First resident in Surrey Heath awarded £3,500 grant 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. 

How much warmer will your home be with solid wall insulation?

Since launching in the summer of 2014, Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project has managed to assist a number of non-cavity wall households

New Year, New Energy Savings for Woking Resident

Graham Conde of Boltons Lane, Woking has been awarded over £3,700 towards making his home warmer and more energy efficient

Action Surrey Podcast on Eagle Radio

Just before Christmas one of ‘Streets Ahead’ team was kindly invited by Eagle Radio in Guildford to come down and record a podcast for the Woking Community Media Hub.

Happy New Year from Action Surrey

2014 was a landmark year for Action Surrey with us helping over 1,000 homes across the county to install energy efficiency improvements

ThamesWey has the ‘Capacity’

Thameswey’s contribution towards keeping the lights on across the UK has been assured through successful participation in the first auction for the new Capacity Market.

Christmas comes early for Molesey family

A young couple of First Avenue, West Molesey have been awarded over £4,600 towards making their home warmer and more energy efficient.

Action Surrey brings Christmas to Brockham!

On Sunday 14th December members of Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ team brought Christmas to Brockham residents

Over 30 Green Deal Assessments Booked This Week!

This week alone (w/c 8th Dec) over 30 Surrey residents interested in solid wall insulation have had Green Deal Assessments booked through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.

Waverley resident benefits from solid wall insulation through Action Surrey

Thanks to Action Surrey, one happy resident in Waverley has been able to reap the benefits of installing solid wall insulation

Sapporo Visits Thameswey

On 12 November, Thameswey hosted a delegation of visitors from the city of Sapporo, Japan.

Streets Ahead have been included in Carbon Action News!

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.

First grants awarded through Streets Ahead

  Action Surrey is pleased to announce that the first residents in Surrey have accepted their quotes for solid wall insulation through the Streets Ahead project, and are proceeding to having their insulation installed. 

Woking and Milton Keynes Awarded Funding for Heat Network Expansion

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 ‘Streets Ahead’ in insulating for warmth and energy efficiency

Action Surrey’s new project, Streets Ahead, was only launched in late August and has already gained a keen interest from residents in Surrey.

New Interactive Map of Milton Keynes Heat Network

 We have published a new interactive map of Thameswey’s heat network in Milton Keynes. The map also shows the heat demand of other buildings in Central Milton Keynes.

Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings.

Exclusive Surrey Green Homes Prize Draw Offer

Visit a Surrey Green Home on 17 & 18 May and enter into a free prize draw to win a limited number of Free Green Deal Assessments, worth £100*.

Surrey Green Homes – Booking Now Opens!

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.

Surrey Wins Millions To Keep Homes Warm And Lower Energy Bills

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.

Just announced – Up to 100% funding for loft and cavity wall insulation

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.

New landmark building supplied by ThamesWey

WWF-UK has connected its new HQ building (‘The Living Plant Centre’) to ThamesWey’s low carbon energy supply in Woking town centre.

Action Surrey Takes Action in Climate Week 3- 9 March 2014

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 […]

Green Deal cash-back boost. Claim yours now!

The government has announced more cash-back for residents who install energy efficiency improvements under the Green Deal scheme, with up to £4,000 being available for solid wall insulation.

Surrey Green Homes Needs You!

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

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.

Local Woking Resident Saves cash thanks to Action Surrey during Big Energy Saving Week – 27 to 31 January 2014

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.

ThamesWey featured in national press

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.

Project FALCON gets off the ground

Thameswey is participating in a unique trial to investigate how changes in electricity use by businesses can help reduce the impact on Milton Keynes’ electricity network and the environment. 


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 District Heating Showcased at Danish Embassy

ThamesWey was presented as a leader in delivery of community energy in the UK at an event recently hosted by the Danish Embassy.

ThamesWey Joins Milton Keynes Low Carbon Living Programme

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.

Thailand Business Council Visit Thameswey

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.

C-Plan goes live in Yorkshire and Humberside

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 Solar Ltd – New Portal

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 welcomes Israeli Delegation

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.

District energy connection is just the ticket for energy saving Network Rail

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.