Liverpool property and energy specialist Ecogee wins contracts worth £5.2m with Cobalt Housing to deliver upgrades to hundreds of north Liverpool homes. Tony McDonough reports
Ecogee is to deliver upgrades and energy-saving measures in 287 homes across north Liverpool in a £5.2m deal with Cobalt Housing.
Aintree-based Ecogee will install new ventilation, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and solar panels in a £2.4m contract. And in a separate contract worth £2.8m it will install new kitchens and bathrooms and undertake rewiring work.
Cobalt has secured funding for the schemes from a share of £31.7m of Government cash being allocated by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
It forms part of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and the Home Upgrade Grant. This helps social housing providers to tackle fuel poverty, reduce carbon emissions and make homes more energy efficient by 2025.
Brendan Helm, managing director of Ecogee, said: “Being able to deliver much-needed energy-efficient solutions to so many homes gives us great confidence that we are on our way to tackling fuel poverty.
“There are more than 37,000 people living in fuel poverty in Liverpool and Sefton, so projects such as these are vital and hopefully aim to lower our local communities’ gas and electricity bills, as well as reducing carbon emissions overall.”
Ecogee will be able to create a further 10 jobs for the works which are due to start in mid-September with the project concluding at the start of 2025.
Maria O’Connor, operations manager at Ecogee, added: “We can create better economic growth through these job opportunities, while also giving the community better-run homes that will help towards the net zero plan.
“It’s fantastic that Cobalt Housing has recognised this and together we can forge a path towards a more energy-efficient, sustainable and prosperous future for all.”