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Quayside Court residents feel the benefit of renewable heating

Posted on 20 November 2019

Residents of Quayside Court in Lakenheath, Suffolk, are enjoying warm homes with significantly lower heating bills, thanks to a new communal ground source heat pump.

The district heating system was installed by Finn Geotherm in partnership with Gasway Services, part of Flagship Group.

Owned and managed by Flagship, the 21 bungalows in Quayside Court were built during 1970s. Heating was provided by individual electric storage heaters and a shared oil boiler, which were inefficient and expensive to run.

Two ground source heat pumps, draw heat from 14 boreholes to provide heating and hot water for all the homes. Each bungalow is individually metered and customers are only charged for the energy they use. The heat pump equipment is housed in a separate plant room, so maintenance and servicing can be undertaken without having to disrupt residents.

Quayside Court residents are enjoying cheaper energy bills, which are about 56% less than before. Energy use has also been cut by 70%, making a significant impact on carbon emissions.