Heating News: Pioneering Ground Source Heat Pump Project Launches

Heating scheme approved
(Image credit: Kensa Contracting)

A pioneering renewable heating scheme, utilising ground source heat pumps, has been approved in Oxford, which its developers believe could lead to millions of homes across the UK adopting renewable energy and saving on energy costs. 

The scheme is part of the £41m Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project in collaboration with social housing provider Stonewater Housing Association and heat pump specialist Kensa Contracting. Having been postponed during lockdown, the scheme has now been given the green light, and will aim to provide low-carbon heating to 60 homes in Blackbird Leys, Oxford. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.