Darwin has been awarded funding by Salix under Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which will support plans to reduce the carbon impact of student accommodation.
The grant will contribute to the cost of a refurbishment of Frank Young House, which will be closed for six months from September. The building’s existing gas-fired boilers will be replaced with air source heat pumps, and the accommodation will also be fitted with double glazing.
The project forms part of the College’s wider targets to achieve net zero over the next decade.
The Bursar, John Dix, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this grant. The work at Frank Young House is a very significant project as we embark on decarbonising our estate and making our contribution to addressing the climate change challenge.”