Decision details

Low Carbon Challenge Fund – Green Business Grant decision – Bristol Spaceworks Ltd

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Delegated authority has been granted to the WECA Chief Executive to take decisions on the award of Green Business Grants (through the Low Carbon Challenge Fund) in consultation with the Chief Executives of the West of England unitary authorities.

The key details of this Green Business Grant application were as follows:
Green Business grant applicant: Bristol Spaceworks Ltd
Sector: Real estate activities
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Owned and managed by Bristol Spaceworks, Redbrick House provides co-working space for small businesses with a capacity of up to 90 people. This project will replace the existing fluorescent lighting with modern energy-efficient LED units to reduce lighting energy consumption by around 60%.
Project timescale: October – November 2020
Approximate annual savings analysis of the proposal:
Greenhouse gas emissions: 3.3tCO2e
Energy use: 18% on electricity use
Energy costs: £1,030 on electricity bills

The proposal was assessed by officers as meeting the required criteria in terms of value for money, deliverability and financial viability.


To award £1,408 to Bristol Spaceworks Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG030).

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable in relation to this specific decision, i.e. this was the option considered.

Publication date: 22/10/2020

Date of decision: 15/10/2020

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