Issue details

Approval to procure a contractor to undertake design, build and delivery of District Heating Clusters for high rise housing

As part of the council’s plans to improve energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty in our housing high rise blocks, the council plans to create six new district heating clusters to provide low carbon heat to up to 26 housing high rise blocks.

This scheme includes specialist technical design for each cluster; the works onsite including construction of the heat network and pipework and replacement of the existing electric storage heating and hot water systems in residents flats with modern and efficient heating; and the initial operation and maintenance of the clusters for a time limited period prior to long term arrangements being put in place.

This decision is to approve the scheme and the procurement route to appoint a contractor, and to authorise spend.  

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status:

Wards affected: Armley; Gipton and Harehills; Killingbeck and Seacroft; Little London and Woodhouse;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/05/2020

Decision due: Not before 13th Jun 2020 by Director of Resources and Housing

Lead director: Director of Resources and Housing

Department: Resources and Housing

Contact: Paul Rounding, Capital Programme Manager 07891272386 Email:

Consultation process

Local ward members and residents for the blocks involved will be engaged and consulted in relation to planned works.  In addition leaseholder and neighbour consultation is planned in for these works.


Leeds Building Services, Property Management, procurement, legal and finance, as well as local councillors and residents/leaseholders in relation to the works.