National landlord calls on Octego

A company which became the UK's largest small businesses landlord when it purchased stations and 5,200 railway arches from Network Rail has called in Blackpool's Octego to help manage its energy provision.

Full service energy consultancy Octego has been tasked by The Arch Company with meter identification, invoice validation and more.

The businesses include bakeries, barbers, gyms, micro-breweries, offices and warehouses. Many, though not all, of the arches have metered utility supplies and on taking on the property portfolio The Arch Company wanted clarity on which were metered.

It asked Octego, the award-winning leader in managed energy services delivery, to provide energy bureau services that would identify existing meters across the estate and validate the invoices associated with each. Octego will also provide expertise in procurement strategy, site works and sustainability commitments.

Chris Gore, head of sales and marketing at Octego, said: “Through Octego’s skilled engineers and supplier relationships, we are working to ensure the company has the data it needs to effectively manage energy use across its estate.

Complex portfolios require more than a single avenue of approach

“The Arch Company needed a detailed understanding of the metering within each of its arch properties. “In our experience, complex portfolios require more than a single avenue of approach. By choosing Octego, the Arch Company can access all the expertise it needs to fully understand its estate’s energy landscape, and the challenges and opportunities it presents."

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