Working for the community with the community
At the bottom of Alexandra Road is South Yorkshire Energy Centre. The original building dates back to the 1880s and it is the last remaining terraced house on the Farm site. The Centre used to be a family-run, pikelet factory (or bakery to those not familiar with pikelets.). Heeley City Farm bought the property in 2005 and in August 2006 it was opened to the public as the Energy Centre, an eco-refurbished, visitor centre that demonstrates a wide range of energy efficiency measures, renewable technologies and sustainable building methods.
The Energy Centre is open to visitors, schools and groups on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am - 3pm and by appointment at all other times.
We have lots of information and advice on making your home warmer and on reducing your energy bills. Every Thursday we run energy advice drop-in sessions where you can bring your gas and electricity bills and we will try to save you some money by finding the cheapest tariff. We provide complete one-to-one support and organise switching directly with the energy suppliers. We can also advise on any support you may be eligible for. Our advice is free and impartial.
The Centre is the only not-for-profit, energy efficiency demonstration centre in South Yorkshire. Our friendly staff and volunteers are here to help with ideas and inspiration about what you can do in your home from renewables, such as solar panels and ground source heat pumps to free and low-cost measures, such as draught-proofing and energy saving top tips.
Come and visit and find out how to save energy and improve your home. Try out our human power station bicycle and create your own energy.
For more information call 0114 3039981 Ext 3.