Ground Source Review: Chestnut Mews & Aspen Mews ǀ Exterior of properties

Day 78: That’s a wrap!


Three days ahead of schedule, 60 flats in Burton are now cosy and warm, with their tenants delighted with their reliable, easy-to-use, and affordable Kensa ground source heat pump systems – perfect timing for the clocks going back on Sunday, and the cold winter ahead.

The work of removing night storage heaters and installing individual Kensa Shoebox heat pumps into 60 flats spread between two blocks of three-storeys is now complete.

Connected to 12 communal borehole micro district heating systems, Trent & Dove Housing is now eligible to receive 20 years of payments through the Government’s Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI – this scheme has closed) for the installations.

The final commissioning of Aspen Mews took place on Monday this week as scheduled. The snagging and handover of Aspen has been the main priority this week to ensure the site can return to normal by today ahead of schedule. The scaffold has been taken down and the colour coded cladding on the risers blends in well.

All the information and evidence has been gathered for Kensa Contacting to submit the 12 district heating systems for the Non Domestic RHI (this scheme has closed) and our property surveyor Dan Clist will now begin the post installation EPC’s.


  • Ground Source Review: Chestnut Mews & Aspen Mews ǀ Exterior of properties


Tenants are now cosy and warm, and delighted with their new, easy-to-use, and affordable heating system – perfect timing for the clocks going back and the cold winter ahead.

One tenant has been documenting the project on his Twitter account, concluding on Monday:


Well the heating and hot water ground source heat pump is in all working, brilliant system!


Please pass my thanks onto the team, what a great bunch of lads!


The tenants in Aspen Mews and Chestnut Mews can expect to save between 30% – 50% on their energy bills following the installation of their new Kensa 6kW Shoebox ground source heat pump.


Project in a nutshell

  • Design and install communal ground source heat pump systems into two blocks of three-storey flats
  • Drill 40 boreholes to an average depth of 140m
  • Manifold the boreholes to 12 individual ground arrays
  • Trench back to the 60 flats
  • Remove old inefficient night store heaters and hot water cylinder
  • Replace with a Kensa Shoebox 6kW, a highly efficient hot water cylinder and a wet radiator system
  • Install thermostatic and time controls to allow total control for residents with individual heat requirements

Read more about the award-winning first phase of retrofit ground source works with Kensa and Trent & Dove Housing here:

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