Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral benefits from low carbon, stress- free heat

Key Facts


tonnes of carbon saved per year

Fully funded

sustainable heat solution

360 kW

biomass boiler

Expert care

for hard to heat building

  • Commercial Decarbonisation

Twenty years of sustainable heat in the transition to Net Zero

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is benefiting from a fully funded renewable heat solution, thanks to AMP. The cathedral has also taken advantage of AMP’s expert service and maintenance, meaning the ownership and day to day management of the biomass boiler is taken care of.

The Vision

Norwich Cathedral was feeling the strain and financial burden of managing its 360kw biomass boiler. The Cathedral wanted a solution which would take over responsibility for the boiler and its day-to-day management in the large, difficult to heat building.

The Solution

AMP took over ownership and management of the boiler, providing expert care and maintenance to get the best performance from the biomass solution. The arrangement reduces the operational time Norwich Cathedral staff need to invest into the heating system. Under a 20-year energy supply agreement the Cathedral simply pays for the heat it uses.

“With the 30 million buildings in the UK accounting for around 30% of national emissions, heating is a crucial part of meeting Net Zero. Norwich Cathedral is a great example of a hard to heat building where biomass provides the perfect low carbon solution. By taking advantage of AMP’s expert biomass maintenance, the Cathedral benefits from stress-free, low cost heating.”

Gill Alker, Head of Consultancy at AMP