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Strathleven Regeneration CIC Employs Vital Energi

June 19th 2019

Vital Energi, an international sustainable energy company has been appointed by Strathleven Regeneration CIC. Vital Energi will take forward the Board’s vision to assess the viability of using a heat pump district heating system to benefit occupants of Strathleven Regeneration owned sites and surrounding housing areas. Vale of Leven Industrial Estate and adjacent social housing could benefit from cheap energy following a feasibility study.

An assignment lasting 22 weeks will allow Vital Energi and partner Star Renewable of Glasgow to build on the expertise it employed when delivering the successful Queen’s Quay District Heating system in Clydebank.

This vision is the brainchild of Strathleven Regeneration CIC’s Project Director Steven Szostak.

Steven said “This is our first step in assisting the Scottish Government to achieve its demanding low carbon targets and this will be the first time anywhere combined technology will be used in this way. It is also significant that the River Leven will form a major part of this idea. The second step will be the feasibility of boring for geothermal heat in collaboration with the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme”

Well known for an innovative approach, the board of Strathleven Regeneration CIC have already delivered innovation in conjunction with brand names such as the Walker Group, Eurogarages and Costa all are clearly visible at their site just next to the busy A82.

The SRCIC board and employees refuse to rest on their laurels. Innovation is the guiding principle and they want to be able to offer low cost green heat to local industrialists along with bigger energy discounts to residents in the social housing that surrounds their land.

Scott Lutton of Vital Energi said “We are delighted SRCIC asked us to help them assess the viability of low carbon district heating in the Lomondgate and Vale of Leven area. There is no doubt river sourced heat pumps can become a key part of the “race to zero” commitment of the Scottish government. It is great to work with a property developer in Strathleven with such a strong commitment to community benefit and the low carbon agenda.

Regeneration background and board vision Steven Szostak at SRCIC on 01389 722282 or

Site enquiries: Paul Broad at GVA on 0141 304 6382

Pete Harding at Cushman & Wakefield on 0141 223 8762

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