The Ironworks BTR receives energy efficiency award

Clegg Construction accepted the award from the Yorkshire Energy Efficiency Awards for The Ironworks energy efficient Sheffield-based scheme.

Pictured left to right: Darren Chapman - Clegg Construction Operations Director, Tony Mooney - Skills & Training Director at The Energy Efficiency Association, and Michael Sims - Clegg Construction Managing Director | BTR News
Pictured left to right: Darren Chapman - Clegg Construction Operations Director, Tony Mooney - Skills & Training Director at The Energy Efficiency Association, and Michael Sims - Clegg Construction Managing Director.

Contractor Clegg Construction has won the Regional New Build Project of the Year Award from the Yorkshire Energy Efficiency Awards for The Ironworks development in Sheffield. The ceremony was held in Leeds.

The £28.7m, 11-storey Build to Rent scheme comprises 229 one and two-bedroom apartments. It includes a range of sustainability features, such as a biomass energy centre providing hot water and heating throughout the building.

The system will eventually connect to the city’s district heating system and use hot water from energy generated from the city’s Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plant.

Each apartment has a central thermostat that is linked to an app on the resident’s phone, allowing the heating to be carefully and remotely controlled. The flow rates and temperature of water going into and leaving every apartment are monitored daily and a monthly report provides data on areas where the efficiency of the system can be improved.

“The Ironworks was a fantastic project to deliver for Rise Homes and we are delighted that it has been named as Regional New Build Project of the Year at the Yorkshire Energy Efficiency Awards.

“It is truly deserving of this title, as the development includes an array of sustainability features which are helping to reduce impact on the environment and enable residents to live in a greener, more environmentally friendly way.

“Congratulations to all involved in delivering The Ironworks, and to all those who won Yorkshire Energy Efficiency Awards at the recent awards ceremony.”

Michael Sims, Managing Director, Clegg Construction
The Ironworks Build to Rent scheme has achieved the Regional New Build Project of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Energy Efficiency Awards | BTR News
The Ironworks Build to Rent scheme has achieved the Regional New Build Project of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Energy Efficiency Awards.

Completed by Clegg Construction last year for Rise Homes, The Ironworks scheme also includes flow rate restrictors, electric vehicle charging, Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR), bat boxes, and automatic light movement sensors.

“The Ironworks is an attractive private rented scheme that Sheffield, and everyone involved in delivering it, can be very proud of. For it to now win the title of Regional New Build Project of the Year at the Yorkshire Energy Efficiency Awards is a brilliant accomplishment and a great endorsement of our commitment to sustainability.”

Nigel Rawlings, CEO, Rise Homes

The Ironworks has also been shortlisted for an Insider Property Dinner South Yorkshire award, having been named a finalist in the Sustainable Development of the Year Award.

Clegg Construction is a Midlands, East Anglia, and Yorkshire-based construction firm specialising in the delivery of public and private sector projects. The company works with organisations of all sizes and specialities across a range of different sectors.