Newcastle Helix District Energy Scheme

Providing low-carbon District Energy to this flagship city-centre quarter

Helix is Newcastle’s flagship development and the only city centre quarter of its kind in the UK. With 10 worldclass buildings on the site, this unique setting required an innovative approach to heating, cooling and energy generation.

Signed in August 2018, our 40-year District Energy contract secures the energy on the site for our clients, including Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University and Legal & General. This is supported through funding from ERDF and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) Local Growth Fund. Over the 40-year term, ENGIE will deliver over 30,650 tonnes of carbon savings.

Fast Facts

Our Energy Centre covers: 732m2

Providing 10MW of heating

5MW of cooling

8MVA of power to the connected buildings on the site

via 5.2km of buried network

Since July 2021, all of our activity in energy services are now part of EQUANS, the new name for ENGIE’s services-led activity.

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