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Matrix Housing Partnership Decarbonisation Project recognised at GO Awards

Go Awards Finalist 2024

The Matrix Housing Partnership, led by GSA, has been named as a finalist in the prestigious GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards (GO Awards).

The Matrix partners and Fusion 21 have been shortlisted for the Sustainable Procurement Award at the national GO Awards for their collaboration on a decarbonisation project which has seen almost sixty of our homes, to date, retrofitted with energy efficiency upgrades.

We have formed a new Decarbonisation Project Team to coordinate the works which are being supported by the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).

So far, the Decarbonisation Project Team have:

  • Installed air-source heat pumps, new windows and external doors, solar panels, whole house ventilation and loft insulation for 39 bungalows in Westcroft in Chippenham.
  • Undertaken various improvement works, including fitting air-source heat pumps at 20 homes on Brandywell Road and Blithe Close in Broseley, Shropshire.

We applied to the SHDF in a joint bid alongside the six other housing associations which form the Matrix Housing Partnership.

The Matrix Housing Partnership is a consortium of seven social landlords including GreenSquareAccord, Black Country Housing Group, Citizen Housing Group, Pioneer Housing and Community Group, Rooftop Housing Association, Trent & Dove Housing and Trident Housing Association.

In March 2023, the partnership secured £12million funding from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ); which manages the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, to make 905 homes across the Midlands and South West more energy efficient.

Funded by DESNZ, members of the Matrix Housing Partnership, led by GSA, are now delivering  a variety of regeneration works including cavity wall insulation, installing new windows and doors, loft insulation, and measures to improve ventilation. The works are targeted to upgrade older homes owned by the partnership so that they have an EPC rating of at least C.

Our Director of Property, Jason Holder, said: “To date, we have upgraded 59 of our customers’ homes at a housing scheme in Chippenham and in two locations near Telford. We have made a strong start and are committed to sharing lessons and insights with our partners.

“It is wonderful to see the hard work of the Decarbonisation Project Team recognised at the GO Awards. Congratulations to everyone on this achievement.”

The winners of the GO Awards will be announced on Thursday 16 May after the Procurex Exhibition at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. 

Watch this animation for more information about the Matrix Decarbonisation Project here

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