Ask us a question

    Helping to revamp vital social housing in Greater Manchester, UK

    Fitzwarren Court is a 23-storey, 66-m-high tower block that soars over central Salford in Greater Manchester. The 135-apartment tower block, built in 1970, is managed by Salix Homes, a not-for-profit social housing provider. Barely five years ago, the block was destined for demolition until Salix secured funds for extensive improvements. As part of the renovation scheme, Ground Heat, an RSK company, was contracted to remove the outdated storage heaters and design and install a ground-source heating system that would reduce residents’ fuel bills and the housing association’s carbon dioxide emissions.

    The social housing provider has poured £7.5 million into the transformation of both the interior and the exterior of the building. The affordable and social accommodation apartments are vital for those trying to secure housing in a crowded city dominated by private landlords and skyrocketing rents.

    The heating system, engineered with Heliotherm in Austria, is a modified version of the SMS 1–6-kW system Ground Heat installed in a nearby tower block. We used a bespoke casing to encase the units in the cylinder cupboards of the apartments to improve the installation’s aesthetics. A firm in Chorley, UK, manufactured the casings.

    Ground Heat’s custom-designed 1–6 kW, inverter-driven, ground-source heat pump has a peak demand of 135 kW, which will drastically reduce the block’s power demand on the district network operator. Our system also results in carbon dioxide emission savings of almost 9000 t over the 20-year life of the heat pumps. The system’s unique, real-time 24/7 monitoring system transmits data via our web portal to a central server. If a fault is recorded, the system sends a text to a Ground Heat engineer who can correct most faults online, thereby drastically reducing callouts and the company’s carbon footprint.

    “We are delighted that our ambitious improvement and modernisation scheme is now complete. Residents can look forward to the future in their new-look homes. The refurbishment project cements our commitment to delivering the safe, modern and energy-efficient homes that everyone deserves,” said Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes.

    Ground Heat has also won the contract for another four tower blocks run by Salix Homes and has received £750,000 in additional funding for Salix Homes from the government’s Warm Home Front scheme.

    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Client: Salix Homes
    • Project status: Completed
    • Clear filters
    Found 212 Results
    Page 1 of 18
    Supporting the creation of a new garden village in Cheshire
    View Project
    Repairing lightning damage on a wind turbine in Scotland
    View Project
    Helping Singapore meet its future waste disposal needs
    View Project
    Designing and assessing an onshore wind farm in the Highlands of Scotland
    View Project
    Designing and assessing proposed windfarms in Scotland
    View Project
    Environmental and social risk appraisal support for African “power-to-x” development
    View Project
    Consulting on the construction of the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant, Singapore
    View Project
    Bringing international best practice and process to phase 2 of Singapore’s Deep Tunnel Sewerage System
    View Project
    Facilitating renewable energy investments in Europe
    View Project
    Ensuring shale gas projects for Poland and beyond
    View Project
    Providing award-winning storm water solutions for urban flooding challenges
    View Project
    Upgrading sewage treatment facilities to serve community needs in Hong Kong
    View Project

    🥳 #RSKgroup company RSK Biocensus is delighted to have been named Large Consultancy of the Year at the 2022 Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Awards.

    🏆 The awards aim to celebrate the outstanding work of ecologists and environmental managers who work to protect and enhance the natural environment, and are the highest honour an ecological consultancy can receive.

    👏 Well done RSK Biocensus! Find out more following the link in bio now

    #rskfamily #sustainablebusiness

    📣 We are SO excited for the launch of the new kit for @cafcofficial with #RSKgroup as the official front of shirt sponsor

    ⚽ A retro-inspired design with the classic Charlton Red with RSK #spotted on the front

    👏 "We Are One Club! A big thank you to all those members of the Charlton family who came together to help launch our 22/23 Castore home kit" - Charlton Athletic Football Club

    #cafc #rskfamily #football #sponsor

    📸 #selfiesonsite 🤳

    Ryan Dunderdale, Senior Surveyor at Central Alliance, providing technical support and on-site training to datum plate install teams down in Bristol.

    Want to join our team? View our latest opportunities 👉

    #RSKgroup #behindthescenes #meettheteam #RSKfamily #RSKonsite #engineering #construction

    🌟 In the June edition of our #employeespotlight, we spoke with with Rosie Pearce at Stephenson Halliday and Carmen Snowdon at WRc Group to find out about their recent achievements 🏆

    👏 Congratulations to you both!

    Click the link in our bio to find out more!

    #rskfamily #employeeapprecitation #team #landscapeinstitute #instituteofwater #architecture

    "If you don’t feel valued, represented and respected in your workplace, then inevitably your #wellbeing will suffer.”

    📌 In our latest edition of #ADayInTheLife, we spoke with Ellen Lapworth-Maisey, Wellbeing, #Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at RSK – a fascinating position that helps to create an inclusive and empowering #culture for all RSK staff.

    Click the link in bio to learn more!

    #RSKGroup #RSKfamily #diversity #inclusion #mentalhealth

    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap