AN engineering firm has begun a £500,000 refurbishment of its Warrington town centre headquarters.

BGEN, which is based at Firecrest Court on Centre Park, is investing the half-a-million pounds in order to turn its home into a net-zero carbon emissions building.

This will include the replacement of its heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and the installation of solar panels, LED lighting, electric vehicle charging points and water reduction technologies.

The project is due for completion by September this year.

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Head of sustainability Oliver Groarke said: “As a business we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint as soon as possible.

“Part of this project will enable BGEN to evaluate new concepts and technologies which we will be able to offer to our customers and prospects as they go on their own decarbonisation journeys.

“As a business, we’re committed to becoming a net zero organisation by 2035 at the latest.

“We have a lot more exciting developments in this area and look forward to sharing more updates in the near future.”