Chesterfield

Client – Chesterfield Borough Council
Services Provided – Project Management
Value – £3M
Programme – 24 weeks

IGL were appointed by Chesterfield as Project Managers for delivery of a programme of External Wall Insulation & Heating replacements to 419 dwellings, utilising funding provided from the CESP funding programme.

The project was particularly challenging in the timescales available to complete the project before the funding programme came to an end.

The original properties were of ‘no fines’ construction making them ideal for EWI. The project was also set up to facilitate the completion of planned maintenance works in conjunction with the EWI and Heating installations. Condition surveys of the external fabric were undertaken to ensure the base structures were sound to enable the EWI system to be applied. This resulted in numerous concrete repairs being undertaken prior to the EWI installation.

IGL set up a systematic system of checking and & certification of completed works. This enabled a significant number of additional heating installations to be replaced with the added confidence of CESP funding being available for the extra works, due to tight control of the budget.

The project was delivered within the original CESP funding programme despite works being undertaken within an exceptionally adverse winter period.

The post project Tenants consultations have shown that works have far exceeded the tenants original expectations, and reactions have been very positive.

Residents fuel bills have been significantly reduced as a direct result of the external wall treatments.

This monitoring is being continued by the Client over a number of years to obtain more accurate data on ‘before & after’energy usage.