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Cityzen helped the Hanover Centre reduce running costs and carbon emissions.

The Hanover Centre


Architecture and M&E


Total Design


Thermafleece, Gyproc & Armstrong

Total build cost

Circa £14k plus statutory fees (professional fees waved)

We have had an ongoing relationship with the Hanover Centre spanning a few years, offering advice and support to help them reduce their running costs and carbon emissions.

We initially provided The Hanover Centre with a base energy audit, which was the basis of a Brighton University student project to develop some of our proposals. We then took this work and developed a work package to insulate the roof in the most cost effective way, along with other design works looking towards future funding projects.

The above project was funded by Hanover Action for Sustainable Living and & Hanover 10:10, with additional funding from The Southern Co-op and works done at cost by Total Design.

The project was programmed and developed over a number of months to minimise time on site and keep the centre’s downtime to a minimum. Total Design took control of the site on the Monday morning and finished the project by 5.30pm on Friday, ready for the hall users the next day.

The response from users and stakeholders has been great, and the hall is now a much more useable space. Half of the existing heating has now been removed, considerably reducing the bills and carbon emissions. The centre has now had a year’s worth of bills since the refurbishment, and we are really happy to say that we helped them achieve a 60% reduction in gas usage!

We are committed to make a difference within local communities. This project has delivered a better environment and a reduction in energy, which we are very proud of.