Christmas volunteering at the John Radcliffe Hospital

The past two years have been incredibly tough for everyone, especially for those who find themselves in hospital over the festive period. Therefore, the Bouygues E&S Solutions team at the John Radcliffe Hospital partnered up with the Oxford Hospitals Charity (OHC) to help with their Christmas initiative and spread some cheer amongst the hospitals OHC support. Bouygues E&S staff rallied together and volunteered their time to pack a staggering 1,500 patient packs and 45 staff hampers full of little treats and essentials in just over a day.

Celebrating our Supply Chain Partners

This week we hosted our virtual Supply Chain Awards to recognise our key Supply Chain partners who have gone above and beyond in supporting our teams on the front line. In the run-up to the event, we were inundated with nominations from our staff and 16 winners were selected that really stood out for their exceptional efforts.

Amelle Mestari, Bouygues Energies & Services Procurement Director hosted the ceremony, and the awards were presented by CEO David Carr and Directors Glynn Newby, Iain Blackmore, Simon Hayman and Jean Luc Midena. 

Our winners were: 

Spotlight On Steve Sydenham

This month, we spoke to Steve Sydenham, an Installation Operative and former Level 2 Electrical Installation Apprentice. We discuss his time on the Bouygues Apprenticeship Scheme, his recent win at the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) Apprentice of the Year awards, and his next steps as a Level 3 Apprentice. Read below to find out more!

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A successful hand over of the Laser beam manufacturing facility 

Bouygues Energies & Services have successfully handed over the Beryllium & Optics Centre of Excellence manufacturing facility

Bouygues Energies & Services, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, is delighted to announce they have successfully completed the multi-million-pound manufacturing facility for Cambridge Technology, a Novanta Company, located in Taunton.

On The Right Track

Not many people will have memories of spending their school days learning inside train carriages, however Bouygues Energies & Services recently donated to Upshire Primary Foundation School towards this mode of transport being used as a library and extended services in the school. 

The Challenge

Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) is committed to reaching Net Zero carbon by 2050 and has developed an Action Plan to help achieve this. Reaching Net Zero will demonstrate the council’s dedication to both preserving the local environment and reducing the impacts of climate change.
Bouygues E&S is delivering a renewable heat network for CCC to serve the village of Swaffham Prior. The aim of the project is to deliver a system where 100% of the thermal energy demand of the village is met by renewable energy. 
Like many rural villages, Swaffham Prior is not connected to the mains gas network. Consequently, residents rely on stored fuel to provide heating and hot water in their homes. Not only is stored fuel carbon intensive, it makes the village vulnerable to shortages and inflated oil prices. The heat network will replace the existing storage infrastructure and in doing so will overwhelmingly reduce the village’s carbon emissions, eliminate environmental hazards and protect residents from the associated risks of stored fuel. 

Heat Network



Renewable Heating and Hot Water Source for Residents


Off-gas Homes with Access to Network


Tonnes of Carbon Abatement over 10 years

Project Overview

There are four key deliverables for the Swaffham Prior Heat Network project:

  • An energy centre: for the generation of renewable heat, connecting to an extensive ground-loop borehole array and consisting of two ground source heat pumps and one air source heat pump.
  • A heat network: a series of buried pipes to distribute thermal energy through the village.
  • Heat interface units (HIUs): connecting residences to the heat network.
  • A private electricity network: to power the energy centre with renewable electricity.

The Client Benefits

The project facilitates CCC meeting climate and sustainability goals: 

  • Innovations/ future market model: Investment in pioneering low carbon technology and new business models to shape the market for Net Zero.
  • Improvement of local air quality: Eliminating sources of air pollution. 
  • Green spaces & land management: Aligning with local planning policy for biodiversity net gain.
  • Support: Parish councils and community land trusts to shift rural communities off oil into renewables. 

Strategic Deliverables

Economic: the scheme will generate a long-term revenue for the council through the sale of heat to residents, subsidy revenues and carbon trade. 

Carbon Emissions: Simulation models suggest the heat network will deliver 95% emissions abatement in year one, rising to 96% by 2030 and 99% by 2050. This enables CCC in meeting Net Zero targets and associated environmental strategies.

Social: The heat network will be no more costly to residents than fuel oil, and eliminate the hazards associated with stored fuel. 


Our engagements

  • Commitment Performance Energy :

Bouygues Energies & Services guarantees by contract a reduction in the electricity consumption of your lighting network.

  • Commitment Proximity :

With more than 200 locations in France, Bouygues Energies & Services is committed to the availability of its supervision and intervention teams.

  • Commitment Transparency :

Bouygues Energies & Services transparently displays energy consumption measures for installations and equipment piloted.

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