Downing was selected by Yorkshire Water to develop, design, build and operate a portfolio of 28 solar sites across Yorkshire. The first phase of solar deployments represents an investment of approximately £25 million and will have a total capacity of around 21MW.

All the electricity generated by the solar panels will be consumed on-site by Yorkshire Water, directly contributing to its 2030 net zero pledge. Downing partnered with net zero consultancy, Ikigai, who acted as a strategic advisor and co-development partner throughout the tender process. This collaboration ensured a comprehensive approach to the project, utilising Ikigai’s expertise in achieving decarbonization objectives and Downing’s experience in responsible investment.