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Northern Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence announced

Northern Renewable Energy Centre Excellence South Tyneside Faulknerbrowns Architects Lh

We have been working with South Tyneside Council to develop plans for the Northern Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence, a renewable energy centre and visitor attraction on the River Tyne.

The project is part the wider Holborn Renewable Energy Network in South Shields, using a combination of technologies to harness heat from minewater and the river to save an expected 4,800 tonnes of carbon each year.

The energy centre is included in the council’s £20million bid for Levelling Up funding and aims to act as a landmark for the region’s expertise in low carbon energy, as well as hosting educational visits, skills training and research.

'South Tyneside is ideally placed to develop this exciting project. This centre would reinforce South Tyneside’s position at the forefront of pioneering technologies and underline our commitment to sustainability. It would be a key venue for skills development, particularly STEM skills, from primary through to higher education, allowing students to observe the energy network working in practice and inspiring them about careers in the green economy.'

- Councillor Margaret Meling, lead member for economic growth, skills and climate change at South Tyneside Council