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UK’s first residential air source heat pump halves the cost of energy for flats in hillpark


Client GHA
Equipment 400kW air source heatpump
Location Hillpark Glasgow


The 400kW air source heat pump is set to alleviate fuel poverty for seven existing high-rise blocks, a total of 350 social homes in Hillpark Drive, Glasgow. The Neatpump can heat water above 60°C and paves the way to low carbon, affordable heating and hot water for vulnerable households. Designed in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association and WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff, this is the first community air source heat pump installation in Great Britain to provide renewables as a source of central heating for residential high-rise buildings.

Heatpumps were not considered at the start of this project as we had never thought it would be possible to work with heat pumps on this scale. However, this is a different beast.

Colin reid, energy & sustainability manager at glasgow housing association (GHA)