Energy management:
Kidderminster Police Station

Helping a busy Worcestershire police station to increase efficiency and reduce energy bills by recommending, procuring and installing a clever, state-of-the-art heating and hot water system, with minimum downtime and disruption.

The brief

Kidderminster Police Station is a large, busy site that had been relying on an outdated, inefficient and expensive central heating and hot water system.

Our brief was to significantly improve the client’s energy use by replacing this out-of-date system with an efficient, state-of-the-art, easy-to-use alternative.

The challenge was to procure and install the new system with minimum downtime and disruption, and to safely remove large amounts of harmful asbestos from their boiler room at the same time.

Building energy management system

Our approach

Having provided facilities management services for the client for a while, we knew what was important to them, and communication and consultation were key to the smooth running and success of the project.

The site is operational around the clock, so safety was paramount, and disruption was kept to a minimum throughout the process of upgrading the system.

A state-of-the-art system was selected, one which most aligned to the client's efficiency objectives.

Services we provided

  • efficient procurement, provision and installation of an energy-efficient central heating and hot water system
  • safe and effective removal of all harmful asbestos from the station’s boiler room
  • ongoing communication and consultation with the client to minimise disruption

The results

Efficient energy use, lowered energy bills

Kidderminster Police Station now boasts a modern, energy efficient and reliable heating plant, complete with an easy-to-use energy management control (BEMS) system, monitored and operated by the Place Partnership.

Staff comfort is improved, thanks to better ambient temperatures in the working environment, and the site’s impact on the environment is reduced.

  • Project finished on time and on budget

  • Energy savings of up to 20%

  • Reduced CO2 emissions

  • Ongoing energy management provides potential for further savings in energy costs