The UK’s leading short break holiday company Center Parcs looked to solar installer EvoEnergy this summer for help to improve its green credentials and cut energy costs at its Nottinghamshire headquarters.
The solution came in the form of a 200-panel, 50kWp rooftop array; completed in just one week during July by a five-man team from the UK’s leading independent PV provider.
The system is predicted to save more than 21 tonnes in CO2 consumption for Center Parcs, which operates five Villages across the UK attracting more than 1.7 million visitors per year.
It chose to install the panels on the metal roof space above its offices in New Ollerton, which had to remain fully operational throughout.
The EvoEnergy team therefore took steps to keep disturbance to a minimum during working hours, with scaffolding being erected and dismantled over the weekends and deliveries happening after 9:30am on weekdays.
Scott Roadley, commercial manager for EvoEnergy, said: “For this job we were asked to construct a large array right on top of a fully functioning working environment.
“Because of this the client’s expectations were understandably very high, that’s why they looked to us to deliver the project, confident that we could meet all of their requirements.
“From initial site surveys and project meetings through to system switch on, our on-site team worked with Center Parcs to complete a sizeable project within a tight timescale without running over budget or disturbing day-to-day operations.
”Work installing the panels directly on to the roof, using U brackets screwed into the metal, began on Monday morning and was done by Wednesday afternoon. We then finished the cabling, inverter installation and rubbish removal by Friday evening.”
As the #conference and #events industry continues to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with the #UK Core Cities to create #HESUK, which will allow delegates to attend the same national event at different Covid-secure venues. https://t.co/rrQ22Q8O1b
🌳 The lovely @EastwoodHall has been highlighted in this feature about the UK’s best conference venues with vast outdoor spaces by @Conference_News (p12-13).
Eastwood Hall has 26 acres of pristine grounds, which can accommodate up to 500 delegates!
We were proud to showcase the very best of #Nottingham at @MeetEngland Virtual 2021.
🏹With a wide range of conference venues, clean and green public transport, a central location and history and legends, Nottingham is the ideal city for business events.
It was great to seen over 100 people attend @VisitNotts online events last week 👏 Have you missed our Visitor Economy Recovery Webinar and TXGB webinar last week?
You can listen to both online!
With some indoor and outdoor events hoped to return from 17th May, it won’t be long until we see corporate events and conferences taking place. #Nottingham’s @stageconnect have created a helpful checklist ✅ for planning outdoor events.
.@VisitNotts have a fantastic pipeline of marketing initiatives coming up in 2021 and 2022! https://t.co/HBu5LJM4CR
Hearing from Dan Simmons @TXGreatBritain about their online booking facility and how it will create a functional booking facility on the @VisitNotts visitor-facing website https://t.co/WFiQeJK5ZT
Delighted to hear an update from the CEO of @NottmCastle Sara Blair-Manning @sarablairmanni1 on the latest developments ahead of Nottingham Castle’s reopening this year! https://t.co/SDif3EzhLn
Hybrid Events Solutions initiative highlighted at todays Visitor Economy Recovery Webinar. We’re aiming to encourage event buyers to continue to run events using various virtual hubs throughout the UK. https://t.co/vPfih0taTf
Next up is Rachel Stewart giving an update on business visits and events and the sector recovery plans https://t.co/5Gtq4HXkDb
Hearing from @VisitNotts about the one year recovery plan for #Nottingham and #Nottinghamshire’s visitor economy! https://t.co/NjAe5UsNLL
Fantastic lineup of speakers today at our Visitor Economy Recovery Webinar! Welcome to everyone who is here with us today 👋 https://t.co/ecwtgRmDLr
We look forward to welcoming you to the Visitor Economy Recovery webinar at 11am today! We’ll be hearing from @NottmCastle, @VisitNotts & @TXGreatBritain
It’s your last chance to register if you haven’t already
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Please join us at the Visitor Economy Recovery Webinar on Tuesday 9 March! We’ll be looking ahead towards the recovery of the tourism and visitor economy sectors with speakers from: Nottingham Castle Trust, TXGB & Visit Notts
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The Business Visits and Events Partnership @bvep_uk and the Institute of Event Management @IEMEventProfs have submitted proposed revisions to the ONS SOC2020 draft – an important first step towards official recognition of the sector.
Fantastic to see the gateway into #Nottingham undergoing a major transformation! It will provide a central, modern car park & bus station, new retail outlets & more. Business visitors will be able to enjoy it as soon as the works are complete and it’s safe to travel again! https://t.co/TgcZVwYRP2
If you’re attending MeetEngland Virtual today, don’t forget to stop by our stand to learn about what #Nottingham can offer to #event organisers!👋🏹 #eventprofs #eventprofsuk #meetingprofs
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We can’t wait to welcome you to our virtual stand
@VisitEnglandBiz’s MeetEngland Virtual tomorrow & tell you why #Nottingham is a green city with a legendary past, a vibrant culture and a bright future! #WeAreNottingham
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#Nottingham has joined forces with other English Core Cities to support the conference and events industry with the launch of Hybrid Event Solutions UK (HESUK); a free-of-charge initiative that provides a solution for delivering national hybrid events.