Manchester City Council – Civic Quarter Heat Network

In July 2019 construction work started on Manchester City’s Civic Quarter Heat Network; a £20m project to provide a network which will generate low-carbon power, heat and hot water for the city.


The project will help Manchester to reach its ambitions to be zero carbon by 2038. 


It will initially serve six major buildings, but has the potential to grow and connect further buildings across the city centre in the future:

  • Manchester Town Hall

  • Manchester Town Hall Extension 

  • Manchester Central Library

  • Manchester Central Convention Centre

  • The Bridgewater Hall

  • Heron House


The scheme is projected to save more than 3,100 tonnes of carbon emissions in its first five years of operation, and the energy centre will become even more efficient as additional buildings are connected.