Potential contractors have been invited to express interest in a new solar farm in Grazeley, West Berkshire.

West Berkshire Council granted planning permission for the 30.5-hectare development on council-owned land at Bloomfield Hatch Farm in September 2022. The council says it will power more than 4,000 homes for 30 years.

While detailed design is going on and the marketplace is being examined to help shape the procurement process, the council says tenders will be invited later this year so it can appoint a contractor to start construction late next year

Cllr Adrian Abbs, executive member for climate action, recycling and biodiversity at West Berkshire Council, said: “A significant amount of work has been done as part of the council’s goal to construct this solar farm project and we are excited to invite tenders from suitably qualified organisations to help us undertake the next steps of creating a large solar farm in West Berkshire.

“We are looking forward to bringing this online as soon as practicable.”

Any suppliers interested in taking part in the council’s early market engagement (EME) process should first visit the prior information notice documents on the Government’s tendering service.

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