Hollingdean Community Centre
The Hollingdean Community Centre is located in the heart of the Hollingdean and Stanmer ward of Brighton, one of the city’s most diverse and vibrant areas, but also one of its most deprived.
The Centre is a focal point for the local community and is open throughout the year hosting an array of events, from adult learning and exercise classes, to first aid training, money advice surgeries, and the ever popular ‘Pay As You Feel Café’ run by the Real Junk Food Project.
The Centre is managed by the Hollingdean Development Trust – a charity dedicated to addressing issues of poverty, deprivation and education within the local area.
BHESCo visits Hollingdean every winter to provide energy bill advice to local residents.
Following a survey of the premises by CityZen, BHESCo produced a detailed energy plan for the community centre. The building is located at the top of a hill and has a south facing roof, making it an ideal candidate for solar power.
For this project, we worked with EcoSphere to install a 4kWp photovoltaic system, which we expect to generate 4,061kWh of renewable electricity each year.
We expect the energy saving measures to reduce consumption by 7,500kWh of power each year, which combined with the electricity generated by the solar panels will reduce electricity bills by 75% !