Going Green renewable energy at Wimpole

Preparing for drilling boreholes

As part of the National Trust's Renewable Energy Investment Programme, Wimpole is looking at various ways we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

What's changed?

Wimpole Hall and the Old Rectory Restaurant used an oil-fired heating system which we have removed and replaced with the installation of a ground source heat pump through boreholes in part of the current car park.

This should not only reduce the cost of buying the oil, we should also reduce our carbon emissions.  This is stage one of going greener, we will also look at solar energy options in our new car park.

Latest updates

03 Dec 18

Replacement radiators

Some of our radiators have been updated to ones that work more efficiently with this new heat pump system.

Radiators removed from the restaurant

22 Oct 18

Heat pumps are commisioned

The system is all ready to go so we've had training on how it runs and how to maintain it, cleaning filters etc We'll still need to change some of our radiators to more efficient ones, but that can be completed over the next few weeks.

Staff stand in the restaurant plant room learning how the heat pump works

03 Sep 18

Electrical fit out of Mansion plant room

We've got the electricians in the mansion plant room connecting up the heat pump system and it's monitors, so it doesn't affect the power supply to the rest of the mansion.

A control panel next to a basement window