Metropolitan is the leading independent district energy and multi-utility infrastructure provider – the only company combining all the traditional utility networks and future-proof district schemes for new build and regeneration sites nationwide.

We design, build, fund, own, and operate networks for decentralised and traditional energy and have delivered some of the UK’s highest-profile, lowest-carbon new communities.

Service and performance

Bringing expertise, choice and flexibility to our district energy customers and their residents – performance, reliability and customer service is guaranteed, underpinned by Heat Trust membership for every scheme.

One Partner for All Your Needs

With services also encompassing networks for electricity, water, wastewater, gas and open- access Fibre-to- the-Home (FTTH), we are the only infrastructure partner you need. Our customers can select from our comprehensive menu of services to suit their individual needs and objectives.

Schemes of Every Scale

That’s why the industry’s leading developers, housebuilders, consultants, contractors and the public sector choose our tailored solutions for schemes of every scale – from low density residential to high-density mixed-use developments.

Offering Genuine Choice

Metropolitan offers genuine choice in the delivery of district energy and multi-utility solutions and their long term economic operation. From network adoption to fully constructed and financed options, our investment models provide maximum flexibility. Our customers choose the route that best suits their needs and budgets.

Tailored Service and Solutions

Every district energy customer has unique requirements and financial objectives. We deliver a tailored service and bespoke solution every time. To facilitate this we appoint a dedicated Metropolitan project manager to oversee all schemes, end-to- end, from design to connection. Our early involvement brings many benefits, enabling fast identification and navigation of unique challenges by reducing risk and cost for our customers.

Case Study: Kings Cross, London

Metropolitan is already delivering one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK, at Kings Cross in London. Eventually, there will be 2,000 new homes of which 330 are affordable housing alongside commercial premises, underpinning the creation of over 5,000 jobs in high-value knowledge sectors.

Our district energy network at Kings Cross uses a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant with natural gas driving the engines, and are planning to install a 1.4MW fuel cell to meet the increased heat demand for future phases.

The efficiency statistics speak for themselves:

Carbon: 50% saving in carbon emissions based on traditional utility solutions
Electric: 80% efficient compared to 30% in the conventional UK electricity supply
Heat: An energy centre meets almost 100% of heat demand and 80% of power demand

A fully managed ESCo is part of the solution for the local delivery of de-centralised energy, and this includes providing professional metering and billing services to the householder. The ESCo is a joint venture with Metropolitan and Argent, who maintain a stake in its long-term success and the ongoing interests of the Kings Cross residents.


Energy House
Wooldpit Business Park
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9UP

Tel: +44(0)1359 758757