Walton Hall near Wakefield in West Yorkshire is an early Georgian house which is built on a manmade island surrounded by a 26 acre lake, with the only access from the mainland by an elegant cast iron foot bridge. It is now part of the luxurious Waterton Park Hotel. The beauty and traditional qualities of Walton Hall are complemented by the addition of a modern extension to the rear housing a 39,000 gallon heated swimming pool and state-of-the-art leisure complex.
The first part of the installation took place in early 2009. A NIBE F1330-60kW was specified to heat the swimming pool, however, it was decided that the heat pump could not only provide plentiful heat to the swimming pool, but could also provide hot water for the leisure centre and heating for a number of bedrooms and meeting rooms.
This area was previously heated by an oil fired system, the savings are in the region of £22000 per year.
This installation was unusual because instead of the collector pipes being installed underground, they were installed under water within the surrounding lake. A real case of using the natural resources around you.
Because of the success of the original heat pump and the fact that there was still more energy available from the lake it was agreed, after an extensive survey of the existing heating system, that now was the time to totally eradicate the need for oil and rid themselves of the £45000 annual cost. YRES, Yorkshire based renewable experts, designed a system that comprised of two NIBE F1345 60kW heat pumps and one NIBE F1345 24kW, to supply sufficient hot water and heating for the remaining areas of the leisure area, meeting rooms, bar, restaurant and 17 bedrooms in this original Walton Hall building.
The design of the second install also comprised of 3200 metre loops of MPDE piping sunk beneath the lake’s surface, sufficient to ensure that anglers could not snag them, and held in place by weights. There are also 3 NIBE VPB 750 litre tanks, 2 NIBE UKV 500 litre buffer tanks and a NIBE 42kW ELK back up electric boiler within this extensive heating and hot water system.
For further details of this project contact: Yorkshire Renewable Energy Solutions.
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