The heat pumps have arrived at Woodberry Down

We’ve hit another milestone at Berkeley Homes’ Woodberry Down development as we took delivery of the 800kW air source heat pumps (ASHP), which will extract heat from the air and supply heating and hot water to the development, and crane lifted them to the roof of Block A1.

On the day of delivery, we had a full team present on site including our Project Manager, Stan Cullen, along with Lifting Operations Manager, Catalin Morosanu, and MEP Manager, Chris Way, from Berkeley Homes.

The heat pumps weighed around 4.5 tonnes and anti-vibration mounts were placed securely underneath each of the units before they were lifted into the air to place on the building. The anti-vibration mounts are to help reduce noise and vibrations, they absorb the sound and vibrations from the heat pump's to reduce damage and wearing out.

“The installation of the air source heat pumps will be a big contributor to low carbon homes and help to lower the energy costs for the residents,” said Stan Cullen.

“We are looking forward to our next milestone which will be the commissioning of the systems, flushing of the Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) pipework and the gas going live into the Energy Centre in a couple of months.”

Discover more about the project here.