Black Cat was instructed to undertake a decarbonisation survey of a large shopping centre in Greater Manchester. The property was constructed in the 1970s and has been well-maintained and invested in.
As part of the Client’s ESG strategy, it sought to understand existing carbon usage and methods to reduce this output over time.
By undertaking a survey of the Centre, its construction, and its historic and current energy usage, Black Cat calculated its annual carbon output and identified improvements to the Centre including plant and fabric to reduce its carbon footprint. Following Black Cat’s surveys and investigations, we were able to identify measures reduce carbon output by over 90% in common mall areas.
Working with the building’s Centre and Asset Managers, the identified works have been programmed into the property’s PPM regime over a medium-term programme to ensure affordability within service charge budget parameters. The investment will improve the schemes stranding date by over fifteen years.