Ground Source Review: Stakeford Depot & Riverside Centre.

Northumberland County Council enlisted the help of their number one ground source heat pump framework contractor, Kensa Contracting, to transform two energy inefficient council buildings following the successful retrofit of three fire stations with Kensa ground source heat pumps.

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Ground Source Review: Stakeford Depot & Riverside Centre

Kensa Contracting were appointed to upgrade the heating in the Riverside Centre, an adolescent services office and, Stakeford Depot, a 3,000m2 council depot including offices and workshops. Both facilities were identified as in desperate need of heating upgrades, with the existing heating systems failing and resulting in high running costs, high maintenance costs and poor comfort for the building occupants.

The resulting works are estimated to save the council around £230,000 in running costs and generate over £900,000 through the Non Domestic RHI over 20 years.

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Key Facts

  • Kensa Contracting managed scheme
  • 3,000m2 council depot, workshops & offices
  • Total running cost savings of £240,000 over 20 years
  • Total RHI income of £900,000 over 20 years
  • Total lifetime carbon emissions reduction of 1150 tonnes
  • Stakeford Depot: 320,000 kWh annual space heating demand
  • 5 x 75kW Kensa Plant Room & 6kW Kensa Shoebox heat pump
  • Cascaded system architecture
  • Replaced an ageing gas plantroom
  • Riverside Centre: 32,000 kWh annual space heating demand
  • 30kW Kensa Twin Compact heat pump
  • Replaced failing electric night storage heaters

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