Anthesis is supporting Network Rail on a range of green energy initiatives in pursuit of their vision of “a railway fit for the future”.
This exciting and progressive program includes the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station (BNSS), which Network Rail want to transform into a strategic transportation hub and have set the clear goal of achieving the BREEAM Very Good standard as a minimum performance threshold. The BNSS redevelopment has presented the opportunity to incorporate large scale low-carbon decentralized energy provision into the scheme which can support not only Network Rail’s property and related infrastructure but the wider urban hinterland, too. The team has developed both the technical solution and the “triple bottom line” business case for the design and procurement of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant connected to Birmingham City’s existing district heating schemes. This has not only required alignment with Birmingham City Council’s interests, but with those of other stakeholders such as John Lewis Partnership, who will be one of a number of beneficiaries of the energy delivered by the facility.
This complex and dynamic project has required the team to not only support the client in evolving their strategic objectives, intent and approach, but in implementing and operationalizing to deliver a system that will provide tangible economic, social and, of course, environmental benefits.
Patrick Cawley, Principal Programme Sponsor of Network Rail, said:
"Our ability to translate strategy into meaningful outcomes has been fully recognized and appreciated by the client: Simply put, we would not have been able to do it without Anthesis."