: Construction is underway on the site located on family-run farm, Mitchell Fruit Garden.
Construction is underway on the site located on family-run farm, Mitchell Fruit Garden.

Ground Source Heating for Cornish Social Housing Development

: Construction is underway on the site located on family-run farm, Mitchell Fruit Garden.
Construction is underway on the site located on family-run farm, Mitchell Fruit Garden.
A new build social housing project on the family-run Mitchell Fruit Garden Farm in Cornwall will soon be extracting heat from a ground source heat pump solution.

 

The development of 26 houses and flats in the village of Mitchell near Newquay is being built by Newton Abbot-based EBC for local people on an affordable rent and shared ownership basis, after receiving over £1 million of funding from Homes England - the non-departmental housing accelerator that replaced the UK government's Homes and Communities Agency last year as a principal source of funding for affordable homes.

 

Kensa Contracting will be installing a heat pump in each home for connection to a series of shared borehole ground loops that provide low-cost through underfloor or traditional (radiator) heating, and qualify for a a non-domestic renewable heating incentive (RHI) the government awards to Housing Associations and other social housing providers - Redruth based Coastal Housing in this instance, for a minimum period of 20 years.

 

Amy Jenkin, Coastline Housing's development manager, says:

"We are happy to be working with Kensa to install ground source heating into one of our new build developments for the first time, giving our customers guaranteed access to a efficient, sustainable heating."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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