Existing heating boilers at Bradeley Village retirement community in Stoke-on-Trent were reaching the end of their serviceable life. Staffordshire Housing Association sought a replacement solution that would reduce exposure to increasing gas costs and take advantage of support for low carbon heating via the renewable heat incentive (RHI). Due to the daytime electrical base load, the site was also recognised as ideal for roof mounted PV supported by Feed in Tariff (FIT) incentives.
Bradeley village is a sheltered housing village with 238 apartments and communal facilities including gen-eral store, coffee shop, gym, hair salon, laundry and extensive indoor communal areas. Briar in-vestigated the feasibility then designed and project managed procurement & installation of a roof mounted PV array and replacement of existing gas boilers with a biomass & efficient gas boiler solution.