The Guildhall Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership for Portsmouth Guildhall with energy consultancy, The Energy Check.

The Guildhall Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership for Portsmouth Guildhall with energy consultancy, The Energy Check, as part of the venue’s ambitious renovation and transformation plans. In their role as an Official Venue Sponsor and Renaissance Redevelopment Partner, the energy saving experts at The Energy Check will support the Guildhall to negotiate better prices on energy contracts and identify cost‐saving opportunities – maximising the money available for proposed redevelopment work.

Portsmouth Guildhall has been an important and iconic part of Portsmouth’s skyline for well over a century, having been the original Town Hall from 1890. During World War II the building was largely destroyed through a German bombing raid but it was rebuilt in the 1950s as a memorial to the spirit and determination of the people of Portsmouth.

With the vision of becoming one of the leading cultural organisations in the country, the Guildhall’s programme of Renaissance to restore and redevelop the venue will modify the concert hall and rejuvenate dynamic social spaces for entertainment, conferences, weddings and receptions, including the magnificent Portsmouth Room which will be known as ‘The Portsmouth Room, supported by The Energy Check’ for the duration of the partnership.

Through this new partnership, The Energy Check, will advise Portsmouth Guildhall on how to keep its utility costs down and improvements that will lower emissions at the six floor music and arts venue.

Development Manager for The Guildhall Trust, Katherine Scott said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the expert team at The Energy Check. Not only is their sponsorship of the Guildhall of great importance to us but their expertise will also prove crucial in helping us to manage the substantial overheads that are associated with a venue of this size. As a not‐for‐profit charity, we have a responsibility to ensure that funds are spent wisely. In helping us procure low‐cost energy and minimise consumption we can direct savings toward our Renaissance project and ongoing charitable ’Get Involved’ programme of activities and workshops for the community.

Corporate Partnerships Manager at The Energy Check, Marcus Mellor, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Guildhall Trust during this exciting period of redevelopment at the venue. We look forward to helping the Trust to implement meaningful changes that will both enhance the venue’s green credentials and lower costs. Having our name associated with The Portsmouth Room and across the Guildhall’s digital and print marketing will also be a fantastic opportunity for us to raise our own profile in the city.”

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