Over the last decade, AECOM’s sustainable development group has been heavily involved in the delivery of heat network projects across the UK. We are currently involved in 50 major schemes ranging from feasibility to construction and have delivered over 20 resilient heat networks that remain in use today.

Through this work AECOM have built a considerable amount of experience and have contributed to the development of Decentralised Energy (DE) in the U.K through technical guidance and industry leadership. We are the co-authors of the Heat Network CP1 (Code of Practice) and guidance documents such as the BEIS Detailed Project Development (DPD) Guide for Heat Networks. In 2018 AECOM were selected by BEIS to be their delivery partner on the £300m HNIP project, which is expected to further promote district energy in the UK.


AECOM can offer you a partnership of skills and knowledge, led and delivered by highly experienced industry professionals using exclusive in-house tools aimed at the successful delivery of any decentralised energy project, from district heating, to renewables and smart cities. The team can provide you with a comprehensive understanding of energy system design as well as procurement, business case development, techno-economic modelling and planning; supporting you throughout the construction stage and beyond. The team has worked with varied organisations such as universities, local governments, housing associations, property developers, industrial clients and ESCos. This range of clients has given AECOM an invaluable understanding of the demands of complex decentralised organisations and how to bring these needs together to create an optimally integrated system that meets the individual and collective desires of the client body.

AECOM see Decentralised Energy as a key offering for a future where we need to develop sustainable solutions to meet the country’s energy demands. Our professional team has a huge amount of experience in the delivery of these projects, from strategic masterplanning, to design, construction and post completion review. In addition, we are able to offer connected services such as procurement support, commercialisation, environmental compliance, ecological compliance, cost consultancy, risk consultancy to name a few. Sitting over all of this is our programme management services, which are designed to deliver complex projects on time and to budget.


Understanding that effective environmental management contributes to a society’s quality of life, AECOM are committed to helping clients make proactive environmental management an integral part of their daily operations.

AECOM has proven success in helping public- and private-sector customers solve challenges in air, water and land quality, waste management and environmental planning, compliance and cleanup. For assistance with assuring regulatory compliance, developing pro-active environmental management programs, siting a treatment, storage or disposal facility or cleaning up a contaminated property or waterway, AECOM offers the environmental expertise to achieve strategic goals. Natural resources will be conserved, environmental risk reduced, communities protected, and goodwill built with critical stakeholders.

Clients include industrial and commercial companies; government agencies (municipal, regional and national), institutions, and public and private utilities. They have challenged AECOM to resolve some of the world’s toughest environmental problems, and we’ve delivered the required results at every stage of the projects.

Every day AECOM is helping customers take positive steps to reduce environment-related risks and liabilities; and while the environment is everyone’s concern we make it their priority.


AECOM partners with the public sector at all levels, throughout Europe. In the UK, they are engaged with many of the country’s largest public-funded projects including the London 2012 Olympic Park and its legacy development; Crossrail; and HS2.

They are working for national and local government in the education, healthcare, residential, transportation and cultural sectors. They understand the challenge of delivering complex and sustainable developments under the dual pressures of shrinking budgets and intense public scrutiny.

They offer multi-disciplinary teams. They include engineers, asset managers, planners, project and cost managers, economists, environmental specialists, scientists and programme managers. Their teams work with clients to maximise the potential of every scheme, within tight deadlines and budgets.

They have reflected on our recent experience in some thought leadership pieces published in Civil Service World. The topics covered range from working towards a leaner, greener government and infrastructure, through to learning lessons from the water industry and the Olympics and the real value of collaborative working.

Program, Cost, Consultancy

Our Program, Cost, Consultancy team focuses on a solutions-driven approach to deliver the best outcomes for clients investing in infrastructure, property and construction across a variety of sectors and markets.

While our roots are in technical delivery, our offer always contains a strategic component created through the use of specialist in-house knowledge and delivered via custom-made client teams. Globally, we offer core services of cost consultancy and project management, complemented by a wide range of specialist capabilities, including access consulting; building surveying and building services; capital allowances consulting; certification services; design management; engineering cost management; legal support; management consulting; mixed-use master planning; people, place and performance consulting; property consultancy; specification consulting; value and risk management; sustainability consulting; and urban planning and verification services.

We aim to be the first point of call for clients investing in the built, natural and social environment, working with clients from the earliest possible opportunity. Our specialist capabilities work towards adding value through every stage of the development process, as well as post completion, extending into the operational life cycle.

Programme Management

AECOM’s programme and project management experts have the skills and knowledge to manage risk and apply creative problem-solving throughout all phases of projects and programmes of any scale.

They have drawn on their many years of experience to put together a portfolio of services relevant to the relevant markets, and employed some of the best people in the business to deliver them. Their core services are project, cost and construction management, along with a range of specialist local services in the countries in which we’re based.

Working on a range of projects in sectors including commercial offices, large-scale residential developments and retail centres to industrial manufacturing facilities and boutique hotels, their teams are recognised as skilled leaders in their field with robust client-focussed systems.

Within their business they offer:

  • Project management
  • Construction management
  • Cost management & quantity surveying
  • Investment advisory services – due diligence, loan monitoring, feasibility studies, investment appraisals
  • Strategic consultancy – project review and turn-around, claims consultancy and dispute resolution, value management


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