ENGIE Awarded 20-Year Contract with Southampton-Based Hotel

19th February 2020

District Energy connection works on the Moxy Hotel in Southampton are now complete, with leading Energy and Services group, ENGIE, beginning the supply of heat and cooling to the hotel over a 20-year period.

Work on the Marriott-owned hotel originally began in October 2017, with the installation of pipework during the initial enabling works up to the site boundary.  After the construction of the building, ENGIE returned to site to install the heat and cooling substations and create the final connections in the road.

ENGIE’s scope of work includes the connection of both district heating and cooling to the existing ENGIE Southampton District Energy Scheme, and ENGIE will continue to maintain the newly installed systems over the 20-year contract period.

The hotel has now officially opened, and it is hoped that the project will bring additional tourism and business to Southampton, with the grand opening event having taken place in January.

Vastint Hospitality is part of the Vastint Group, an international real estate organisation with 30 years of experience. Vastint Hospitality was established to generate long-term value by investing in and developing hotels across Europe. Moxy Southampton is one of the 21 hotels they delivered since the first Moxy hotel worldwide opened in Milan in September 2014.

Andrew Hart from ENGIE commented, “We are delighted to be part of this project, which will bring a wealth of benefits to the area of Southampton in terms of both tourism and commercial opportunities.”

“It is important not only to put the heating and cooling systems in place but to also maintain them and ensure they remain in excellent working order for years to come. This is the second Moxy project that ENGIE has worked on, having previously connected the Moxy Hotel Stratford to the East London Energy Scheme and we’re delighted to be further showcasing our expertise of the energy sector with this project.

“The hospitality sector recognises the benefits in outsourcing their energy provision to an established local operator and at the same time reduces the need for on-site plant area and giving the hotel more sales space such as bedrooms.”    

Gijs Vermeulen, Developer at Vastint Hospitality B.V said, “We are very pleased that the Moxy Hotel now open for business. It is exciting to be opening the latest Moxy hotel to tourists and we are extremely hopeful this will help bring new business into the area.”