Low-cost heating to come to huge north London development

Vattenfall Heat UK has signed an agreement with Brent Cross South developer Argent Related to provide low-carbon heating to homes, shops, and other businesses in the redevelopment scheme in Barnet, north London. At 8MW, the district heating system will have the largest heat pump installation of its kind in the UK

Working in collaboration with Argent Related and London Borough of Barnet, Vattenfall will design, build and operate the district heating network over the coming decades, with a view to eventually removing all CO2 emitting sources.

The district heating network will provide heating and hot water to 6,700 new homes and 279,000m2 of new office, retail and commercial space as part of the proposed regeneration scheme. It will include 8MW of heat pumps, supplying over 80 per cent of the total heat requirements of the site, alongside other low and zero carbon heat sources to keep the Brent Cross South site warm. Engineers are also working on a plan to use the infrastructure to cool Brent Cross South in the summer, as well as heat it in the winter.

The cutting-edge installation is expected to be operational from 2023. The system will be ‘future-proofed’ at the design phase by taking a staged approach to the installation of the heat generation infrastructure. This means that the most recent and innovative technology can be installed when it is required, as opposed to reinstalling new technology when those in use become outdated. A range of existing and future low and zero carbon heat sources will be integrated into the network to further expand it, including heat pumps, electric boilers and even waste heat from data centres.

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