Whitford Primary School
Consisting of a self-contained biomass plant room and fuel store, Rural Energy’s Heat Pod, supplies this Welsh primary school with renewable heating using wood chip.
Keen to trial biomass heating in a school, Flintshire County Council saw that Whitford Primary School was the ideal candidate. Being in close proximity to a local wood chip producer and with the existing heating system at the end of its life cycle and in need of replacement, the only hurdle was space.
An innovative design was required to overcome the issue of a lack of available space in the existing school building, and Rural Energy’s Heat Pod was proposed as the ideal solution.
Rural Energy was appointed as Principle Contractor to provide a full turnkey package. This Design and Build project comprised the initial planning application, civils works including alteration and extension of the existing driveway, fencing, planting of trees, the new modular Heat Pod biomass solution, and finally its connection into and adaptation of the school’s existing mechanical, electrical and BEMS systems.
Also included in the project’s package was full on-site project management and supervision in compliance with CDM 2007.