In 2005 David was commissioned by CityWest Homes to project manage the design and construction of a Green Energy Centre at the PDHU in Westminster. The PDHU provides clean, safe and reliable energy to approximately 3,200 properties and 56 local businesses.
The £6.9 million system upgrade consisted of 2 CHPs and 3 boilers, leading to savings of nearly 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year – the equivalent of taking 1,000 cars a year off the roads of London.
As well as being kinder to the environment, this has led to lower heating and hot water charges to residents. Excess electricity produced is exported and the money used to re-invest into Westminster housing.
The PDHU was chosen to feature in the London Festival of Architecture in 2008.
Solar PV Installations
Solar panel installations are being installed across social housing in the midlands in a project being managed by David for one of the UKs leading sustainable energy suppliers.
Total wished to purchase a piece of land they valued at £2 million for construction of a new gas plant. David led the SIC negotiations and structured a land rental / throughput deal which will deliver the council between £200 million and £1 billion.
Prepared the business case and obtained council approval to set up Shetland Telecom, to link theShetland Islandsinto the world leading Faroese fibre optic cable connection. The connection has been completed to Lerwick and will be extended throughout the islands in partnership with private enterprise.
Data Farm Facilities
On the announcement of the superfast broadband development, a mainland business immediately committed to a £12 million data storage facility.
Dalzell Plate Mill
Prepared the economic investment case for the Dalzell Steel Works,
Investment playing a leading role in prosecuting this case, gaining governmental, cross party and shareholder support, convincing the board to withdraw the closure notice and provide the necessary investment, extending the work’s operational life by over 20 years.