THE NATIONAL Children’s Centre is going green!
The centre, at Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, plans to install solar panels on the Grade II listed building’s roof to cut its carbon footprint.
Several solar panels, measuring 20m long and 3m deep, will sit on the west roof – subject to permission from Kirklees Council.
It is expected the panels will save the charity, which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children, £2,595 a year in electricity and gas bills.
The five-storey former railway warehouse, built around 1850, houses offices and accommodation.
An National Children’s Centre spokesman said: “Over the years major projects have taken place to improve the accommodation contained in Brian Jackson House to give its tenants and owners first class facilities.
“In order to improve on these facilities, to keep the running costs to a minimum and cost effective, the proposals set out in this application are to install solar panels to the roof.”
The Council will discuss application next month.