The Council is looking to develop a £20m low carbon district heat network for Oldham Town Centre.
The new heat network will use heat reclaimed from the floodwater in disused coal mines underneath the Town Centre to heat a range of Town Centre buildings, including heritage buildings such as the Old Library and new Performance Space, as well as other Council and residential sites.
The project is the first of its kind in Greater Manchester and one of only a few nationally and aims to use Oldham’s industrial heritage to supply environmentally friendly heat to the whole Town Centre far into the future.
The Council is working with First Choice Homes to explore the potential of linking the new heat network with the existing heat network at St Mary’s.
Map of Oldham Heat Network