Issue details

Worthing Heat Network : Letting of contract to design, build, fund, operate and maintain a low carbon heat network for Worthing Town Centre

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Letting/Re-Letting of Contracts of value >£100,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/11/2021

Decision due: Not before 21st Dec 2021 by Director for Sustainability & Resources

Lead director: Director for Sustainability & Resources

Contact: Dan Goodchild, Carbon Reduction Manager Email:

Consultation process

Consultation has been ongoing with Cabinet Members, with a final consultation taking place on 21st February 2024, attended also by Catherine Howe, Chief Executive.


Considerable consultation has been conducted with officers internally, with Legal, Finance and Procurement colleagues all represented on the project board since its inception. 


Additional internal consultation has occurred with:

  • Planning
  • Technical Services
  • Place & Economy
  • Major Projects
  • Estates


Externally, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust has been a key partner throughout and they form the other half of the 'pioneer' connections to the network, having also secured Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding.


Other external organisations consulted include:


  • West Sussex County Council
  • Davison School
  • HM Courts and Tribunal Service
  • Worthing Homes
  • Environment Agency
  • Sussex Police
  • Greater Brighton Economic Board
  • Roffey Homes
  • St William Homes