£300m investment available for shovel ready, low carbon developments

If by selecting a low carbon solution such as Air Source Heat Pumps it triggers reinforcement to the electricity network, TriConnex can look to access funding which potentially will unlock your development.

Time is of the essence as we would need to get applications for the fund in by March 2021 so please get in touch.

Key points on the recently announced £300m scheme detailing how DNO’s will pay for reinforcement to enable low carbon projects are detailed here.

The ideal projects for this scheme would be:

Ready to go (but don’t need planning permission in place)
Already have a DNO connection offer which shows the reinforcement cost
Not have commenced (the connection offer must not have been accepted)
Be low carbon enabling

If there is no connection offer we need to prove there is limited capacity – which we can do through network modelling and analysis.

For more details and help, please do get in touch or email enquiries@triconnex.co.uk

TriConnex MD discusses Housebuilders' role in the journey to net zero in press

TriConnex Managing Director David Topping featured in this months Housebuilder Magazine Last Word feature discussing; Housebuilders’ role in the journey to net zero. Here are his insights and reflections.

We remain fully open for business

As with the first lockdown, our now well developed safety protocols will remain in place and we will continue to safely deliver the service you require from all of our departments.

Our Operations managers are available to help co-ordinate your utility needs on site and alongside all of our teams working, we have worked hard to maintain an unparalleled level of stock to ensure that your project is not impacted by material supply issues.

Our legal team will be fully operational to ensure that you don’t lose momentum on the all too critical leases, easements and wayleaves.

If you are looking at buying land our business development managers will ensure that you get the early budget advice you need.

Every utility project benefits from early sign up where the more time we have the more options we can offer through our experienced technical team.

Of course we are all looking forward to seeing each other in the flesh but until then you can rest assured that we are her for whatever you need.

Lockdown, what lockdown….

Giving back by supporting a local school

Supporting communities where we operate is one of the many values of Nexus Infrastructure – our parent company. This has been the case over many years through the work undertaken by the Nexus Community Trust, which has sought to give something back by working with local charities.

At TriConnex we have been looking to develop local relationships where our support can make a real difference.

The first of these relationships is in Braintree, where we’ve connected with the Edith Borthwick School. A day special school, catering for children and young people with severe and complex learning difficulties, they currently have over 230 students ranging from 3 to 19 years.

Our Managing Director, David Topping and Finance Director, Dawn Hillman, met with the school’s Headmaster Dan Woodman earlier in the year following David’s chance encounter with a parent whose child attends the school. We agreed to create a plan to provide support to the school through staff volunteering projects and fundraising activities to purchase additional new play equipment for the children in the future.

To launch our support programme, we placed an order back in January to have two items of play equipment installed – a Hotshot Ball game and a Spring Balance Bell. After several Coronavirus-related delays since ordering, these were finally installed before the start of the new school year and are currently being enjoyed by the pupils.

David commented “TriConnex has grown rapidly in recent years and is now a major employer in the Braintree area. We’ve been looking for ways in which we can create stronger ties with the community in which we operate, and when I heard about the Edith Borthwick School, it seemed a perfect way to give something back. What’s amazing is that the school is on the same industrial estate as ourselves, so there’s an even closer connection than I’d initially anticipated. Despite the Coronavirus-related delays, I’m delighted that the children can now enjoy the new equipment.”

#3 - We're here to stay.

There is nothing worse than working with a business, building up that personal relationship, trust and mutual understanding of each others objectives to find out that they have been swallowed up by a big corporation.

Even worse when you have actively avoided selecting the new owners.

Unlike many other trades your utility partner is in for the duration and so at TriConnex we use our position as a key part of the Nexus Essential Infrastructure group to reassure our customers that we are here for the long haul.

#2 - Who are the experts after all?

We only ask for the absolute minimum information then do all the rest for you.

Keeping our customers moving during lockdown

Our legal team were mentioned in Junes edition of Housebuilder magazine for the fantastic work they did during lockdown making sure no developments got left behind ready for when our customers need to be certain their connections will be on time.

Reasons to be positive

Read our business Development Directors interview with Suzie Mayes.