Latest Public Sector News


Manchester’s geothermal heating comes a step closer

The next phase of a geothermal scheme to heat Manchester has now begun. Detailed geological evaluations are being undertaken to produce thermal models before completing the final design from which to extract heat.

The work is being carried out by GT Energy, with investment through the Low Carbon Innovation Fund on behalf of the Adapt Low Carbon group at the University of East Anglia. It is also supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Drilling is expected to begin in 2015, with energy from deep springs below Manchester generated and supplied from 2016.

Padraig Hanly, managing director of GT Energy, said: “The successful completion of this funding round maintains the good progress of the Devonshire Street geothermal heat project. We will be working with our contractor Erdwerk, which is highly experienced in deep geothermal development in Germany. From here, we expect to move from planning permission to a position where we will be ready to break ground on the site in spring 2015.”

Francis Wright, managing director at Turquoise, which acts as fund manager to LCIF, said: “LCIF is delighted to be working with the GT Energy team who have secured a valuable first mover advantage in geothermal energy since starting the business in 2007.”

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at


There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment


public sector executive tv

more videos >

last word

The importance of openness after Grenfell

The importance of openness after Grenfell

Following the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy, Lord Porter, chairman of the LGA, argues that if the public are going to have faith in the safety testing process then everything must be out in the open more > more last word articles >

public sector focus

View all News


Cities as places of opportunity

29/04/2019Cities as places of opportunity

Andrew Carter, chief executive of Centre for Cities, asks: if cities are pl... more >
Shaping healthy places with district councils

29/04/2019Shaping healthy places with district councils

District councils are achieving excellent outcomes by shifting health solut... more >


Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need ... more >

the raven's daily blog

Empower your reader, choose print

07/05/2019Empower your reader, choose print

We are on a digital rollercoaster, swirling and twirling through a variety of different online advertising platforms – have we forgotten about traditional marketing plat... more >
read more blog posts from 'the raven' >

editor's comment

25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >