This conversion of former agricultural storage barns and an historic timber-framed building now provides apartments available for serviced rental.
The development benefits from an environmentally sustainable heating system and high levels of thermal insulation. Working with specialist drilling contractors and heat pump installation engineers, five ground source heat pumps are served by twelve borehole collectors located within the central courtyard.
The geothermal boreholes were drilled by small-track drilling rigs, their depth being determined by geological prognosis and calculation of demand. An additional borehole delivers water to the surface and laboratory analysis found the supply to be fit for drinking purposes without treatment.
Situated adjacent to a Grade II listed property the development is ‘curtilage listed’ and required careful negotiation at the planning stage to secure a consent.