Households to see bills fall after £8.2m energy upgrades

Hundreds of homes will have insulation improved, new windows, solar panels or heating installed.
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Newcastle City Council has partnered with RE:GEN North East to deliver a £4.1m project which will see Heaton Park Court in the city centre decarbonised by removing all gas appliances and a range of energy efficiency measures installed

The building will see improved insulation installed, new windows, and new exhaust heat pumps and high retention heaters. These improvements will give residents warmer, more cost-effective homes. 

This is just the latest of a number of projects tacking place across the city in line with the councils’ net zero goals.

Measures are also due to be installed in three Shieldfield tower blocks and 96 Heaton and Walker homes later this year. 

The council also secured an additional £4.14 million funding from the Government to build on the delivery of the £4 million Sustainable Warmth grants for private homes.

The new funding supports electrically heated private homes where the grant will fund energy efficiency measures such as wall, loft and floor insulation, low carbon heating and solar panels. 

Further support has also been launched via Home Energy Advice North East which supports people across the North East to reduce their energy bills and make energy saving home improvements. All their support is impartial and delivered by their in-house experts at Energy Saving Trust.

Cllr Marion Williams, our Cabinet Member for a Sustainable City, said: “We have pledged to be Net Zero by 2030 and it is one of the three core priorities for the city.  

"We are committed to working together with businesses, residents, and our partners to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as well as reduce energy bills. 

"This is of critical importance to create a cleaner, greener Newcastle for residents and for the city’s future for generations to come.”

Jonathan Horner, Managing Director for RE:GEN North East, said: “Heaton Park Court is delivering some of the most energy efficient homes we have seen in the last few years. 

"Tower blocks like Heaton Park Court, built in the early 1960s, pose significant challenges due to aging infrastructure. 

"However, our approach of ‘insulate then generate’ has enabled us to revolutionise their energy performance.”

Request advice and support

Sustainable Warmth 

If you own your home and it does not have gas heating then you can apply for funding through the Sustainable Warmth scheme by contacting Warmworks.

Apply for the Sustainable Warmth scheme online

For more information you can also:

  • call 0800 011 6189

Home Energy Advice North East

The online form on the Home Energy Advice North East website can be used to make a referral into the 

Request support from Home Energy Advice North East

You can also request support by:

  • calling 0808 175 9345 and requesting in-person advice 

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).