Work is underway at City Hall to replace two large boilers that were installed a quarter of a century ago.
By replacing the two gas boilers, which have provided all the heating and hot water for the Grade II* listed building since 1996, we will be taking big steps to improving our carbon footprint and deliver on our new environmental strategy.
For the last couple of years, the city council have been working towards replacing the two large boilers that heat City Hall.
Today (Wednesday 28 July), part of St Peters Street has been closed to allow room to bring in large mechanical plant materials.
Leader of the city council, councillor Alan Waters, said:
“The team is working hard to replace the entire pipework system, electrical controls and mechanical plant which will provide the building with a significant higher level and consistency of performance.
“This work has been planned so as to keep disruption to residents, visitors and staff to an absolute minimum.”
Another big date scheduled in the project is Sunday 8 August which will see the existing three steel flues being removed and the flues being put in place along St Peters Street. This will involve a crane large enough to span the height of City Hall and the road will be closed to traffic for the day. A traffic management system will be put into operation for the duration of the flue removal works.
The value of the gas boilers and all connected mechanical plant replacement work is £356,000. Provision was made for the new boilers and associated work in the council’s capital programme for the 2021-22 financial year.
Work is due to be completed at the beginning of September.