Mersey firm wins place on £820m framework

Liverpool city region home energy retrofit business Next Energy grabs slice of £820m housing framework. Tony McDonough reports

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The team at Next Energy in Kings Business Park, Prescot.


Next Energy has secured a place on a £820m Fusion21 heating, renewables and electrical housing framework.

Prescot-based Next specialises in retrofitting homes to improve their energy efficiency. In December it revealed it had won multiple deals totalling £40m to deliver energy efficiency improvements to homes in the North West and North East.

This four-year framework sees the firm appointed to two lots of the framework. These cover domestic air source heat pumps (ASHP).

This work will see the company’s team design, install and service ASHP and solar systems, battery storage and associated works.

Fusion21 set up the framework to help the owners of domestic and non-domestic buildings ensure they are safe and compliant with heating and electrical installations, and to support their journey towards carbon net zero.

Alongside traditional heating installation and electrical testing, the framework also covers innovative technologies dedicated to sustainable heating.  Next Energy will join a total of 80 specialist firms on the framework.

Next Energy director Lee McNally said: “To have secured a place on Fusion21’s heating, renewables and electrical framework is a great achievement for Next Energy and comes right off the back of a bumper year of contract wins in 2023, amounting to £60m.

“The framework will allow us to continue to deliver best-in-class energy efficiency measures across the north west, and we look forward to working with new and existing partners on the delivery of these projects.”

Next Energy was established in 2016 in response to the government’s net zero ambitions. Since its inception, the company carried out work for more than 18,000 customers across the UK.

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Chris McQuillan, framework manager at Fusion21, added: “The tender process was highly competitive and has identified the best contractors for our members to use for the delivery of a whole range of heating and electrical programmes.

“Members accessing this framework will benefit from flexible call-off options, UK-wide coverage, and the option to deliver social value to their communities, aligned to their organisational priorities.”

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