University’s heating struck by burst pipe from network

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A burst pipe in Sheffield’s district heating system - which is affecting buildings at The University of Sheffield - will take weeks to repair.

The fault near the university’s Arts Tower means staff are experiencing problems with heating and hot water.

The network is powered by the incinerator on Cricket Inn Road, which is run by Veolia for Sheffield Council.

Keith Lilley, director of estates and facilities management at the university, said: “This is clearly a concern and we are working closely with Veolia to ensure they resolve these issues as a matter of urgency.”

‘Contingency measures’ have been applied and teaching has not been disrupted, he added.