Bromford, Phase Two

Ground Source Review: Bromford Phase Two ǀ Heat Pump - Resident Mr Neal with Director of Financial Reporting Russ Fowler

Ground Source Review: Bromford Phase Two.

This second collaboration between Kensa Contracting and Bromford Housing Association saw the retrofit installations of Kensa ground source heat pumps in place of old and inefficient night storage heaters in 20 properties in Gloucestershire.

  • Shortlisted: Best Customer Impact Award (NHMF Awards 2018)
  • Finalist: Renewable Project of the Year  – under £1m (H&V News Awards 2017)


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Ground Source Review: Bromford Phase Two

Following on from a 2015 scheme, Bromford Group commissioned Kensa Contracting to install Kensa ground source heat pumps into 20 properties spread across two locations in Didmarton and Bibury in Gloucestershire.

The positioning of the clusters of properties made the project perfect for utilising Kensa’s innovative shared ground loop array system featuring a communal borehole network with an individual ground source heat pump installed in every home. A single borehole drilled to a depth of 110m deep, provides each per pair of dwellings with a sustainable heat source.

Residents have also been very pleased with the installation of their new ground source heat pump systems:

Mr Neal said:

We’re very happy. It’s fantastic, so simple to use! It comes on at 7, and when I get up at 8 I turn it off as it’s toasty warm. On the old system I was on just two heaters at nights – the rest of the house was cold and I was paying £90 per month! The disruption is nothing like what we expected. All the workers were great, they moved all the furniture for me and did a great job, no trouble at all really.


Key Facts

  • Kensa Contracting managed scheme
  • 20 properties across two different sites
  • 6kW Shoebox Twin heat pump in each property
  • Replacing night storage heaters
  • Funded by Non Domestic RHI (this scheme has now closed) & ECO
  • Shared ground loop array system
  • Each pair of dwellings served by a single borehole
  • New wet system installed (radiators & cylinders)
  • Heat meter readings indicating average running cost savings of 50%
  • Annual RHI (this scheme has now closed) projection £1000 per property to Bromford