Pimlico District Heating Undertaking (PDHU) is owned by Westminster City Council and managed by CityWest Homes.
CityWest Homes is an arm's length management organisation created by Westminster City Council in 2002 to manage, maintain and improve its council houses and estates. We aim to provide a consistently high quality and responsive service, offer the right homes to meet local needs, improve local neighbourhoods and give our residents access to services to help improve their lives.
Built over 50 years ago to help combat London’s air pollution, the PDHU continues to be a crucial source of clean, affordable energy in the city.
PDHU originally used waste heat from Battersea Power Station to supply new housing without adding to London’s smog. This was a landmark initiative following the Great Smog of 1952, which caused the death of an estimated 4,000 people.
The system was upgraded in 2006 with a £6.9million boiler plant being added to the system. The scheme now provides heating and hot water services to 3,256 homes, 50 commercial premises and three schools.