Ground Source Heat Pump for Leigh Park Community Centre, Wimbourne (Spring 2010)

This project involved a newly built Creche & Community Centre for Wimborne Town Council where Sunstone Energy provided a one stop renewable heating solution for the building.

All Heating & Hot Water

The heating solution consists of a ground source heat pump with buffer tank and delivers the hot water requirements of the facility as well as all the heating via underfloor heating. The heating is zoned to enable flexibility for the different needs of the centre’s various user groups.


Sunstone Energy worked to the main contractor’s programme of works and project managed the delivered solution from design right through installation and commissioning to customer handover.

Interpretation panels mounted within the facility explain how the heat pump works and help to fulfil the Council’s aim of promoting renewable energy.

System Details

12kW NIBE Ground Source Heat Pump supplied with heat energy from 2 borehole, each 100m deep.