Decision details

Approval to procure and award a contract to install a new ground source heat pumps (GSHP) heating system in the Queenswoods high rise housing blocks

Reference: D54315

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The two high rise housing blocks, Queenswood Heights and Queenswood Court in Leeds 6 area require their existing electric space heating and hot water systems replaced.

This is an opportunity for this project to build on two previous schemes currently being delivered in the West of Leeds, involving the removal of electric storage heaters and the installation of ground source heat pumps (GSHP) aswell as a new wet heating radiator system in the flats.

This decision is to authorise the spend and procurement of a contractor for these works.


The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment:

a)  Approved this scheme to replace existing heating and hot water systems in Queenswood Heights and Queenswood Court with a Ground Source Heat Pumps system and the award of a construction contract to Cenergist Limited to undertake the works for a contract sum of £1,531,545.19.

b)  Authorised expenditure of £870k, using HRA funding from the 2022/23 capital programme to facilitate this. This will take the total Authority to Spend for this project to £1.62m as £750k of expenditure was authorised as part the 2021/22 HRA Capital Investment Programme.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Kirkstall;


Executive Member and local ward Members

Contact: Paul Rounding, Capital Programme Manager 07891 272 386 Email:

Publication date: 15/07/2021

Date of decision: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 31/07/2021

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