Government Announces £9.4m to Retrofit Houses to New Build Standards

Businesses, public and third sector organisations will soon be invited to apply for funding to carry out projects to reduce the cost of retrofitting domestic properties in the UK.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced details of an upcoming competition to help accelerate a reduction in the cost of retrofitting domestic properties in the UK to the same standard as new builds. The Whole House Retrofit (WHR) Competition will support the government’s ambition of halving the cost of completing this work by 2030.

The competition will make available approximately £9.4 million for a limited number of projects which demonstrate a cost reduction trajectory for whole house retrofit. Individual levels of support have not been stipulated.

BEIS anticipates that successful projects will focus on upgrading social housing properties, given the comparative uniformity of the dwellings, and the ability to procure at scale. However, it would be interested to hear credible alternative proposals.

Bids will be welcomed from any UK organisation, or consortium, which can meet the expected outputs, including SMEs, large enterprises, academic, financial, research, public and third sector organisations.

The competition is expected to open week commencing 10 June 2019. Meanwhile, those who are interested in applying are invited to an information event in London on 30 May 2019. More details about the event can be accessed from Judith Britnell by emailing: WholeHouseRetrofit@ricardo.com

 

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