Girdwood Community Hub 220kW - GSHP

GSHP Install

Client: Belfast City Council

Location: Girdwood Park, Belfast

Date of Installation: Sep 2014

Contract Value: £190k

System Overview

Girdwood Community Cente project evolved from an innovative proposal to transform part of Girdwood site in Belfast into a state of the art hub offering first class leisure and community facilities. Girdwood Hub is a place where you can access useful services and modern facilities in a shared, safe and vibrant environment. It includes a gym, wellbeing area, youth space, multi-purpose rooms and an outdoor plazza with seating, as well as a range of other facilities.

Alternative Heat were employed to be part of this innovative build to design, supply, install and commission the Ground Source Heat Pump along with the Underfloor Heating System. The heating system for the Ground Source Heat Pump comprised of; 2No. 110kW IDM Terra Max 440v heat pumps, 2500L buffer tank, Navigator control system c/w weather compensation. The ground collector encompasses 6000m² of horizontal collector linked to a 3200m of vertical bore hole collectors. The collector system was designed to utilise the available horizontal space onsite inline with the additional bore hole array to integrate the most economically viable collector system for the Heat Pumps.

The pipework was designed and installed via a reverse return configuration to help balance the temperature throughout the collector and enhance the seasonal COPs of the system.