Summary: Ground source heat pumps manufactured and installed by Kensa will deliver the lowest carbon heating solution for the UK’s first net-zero carbon retirement community, creating a sustainable future for older generations.
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- The Millfield Green site in Caddington, Central Bedfordshire, will provide 200 sustainable new-build homes specifically designed to accommodate older people’s needs, as well as a village centre with state-of-the-art wellbeing and leisure facilities.
- Kensa Contracting was enlisted for the project by Inspired Villages, a developer and operator of later living homes, owned by Legal and General, which has a 35% stake in the Kensa Group.
- The heat pump system, containing a mix of residential and commercial properties, will be the largest of its kind to have been installed by Kensa to date.
- Drilling on site has begun. Kensa Contracting’s Managing Director, Matthew Trewhella, says: “The shared ground array becomes a long-term, low-maintenance asset that will serve the community for decades”.