Construction is underway on the site located on family-run farm, Mitchell Fruit Garden.
Ground Source Heating for Cornish Social Housing Development
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."