Uponor delivers piping for Scunthorpe Social Housing Scheme
Learn more about how we assisted Ongo Homes with creating a district heating scheme in Scunthorpe
BackgroundThe Market Hill Development, Scunthorpe was built in the 1960s and consisted of ten maisonette blocks, each home to eight flats, and three high rises with 76 flats in each building. Over time, the existing steel pipe used in the district heating scheme to supply heating and hot water to the residents has been ravaged by corrosion and pinholing. Consequently, a new solution was required which would overcome these issues and also minimise any inconvenience to the 350 residents of the development.
Initial discussions took place to replace the damaged pipework with new steel pipes, however this would only lead to a short term fix and further investment would be required within the next 20 years. There was also the risk of further maintenance issues and disruption to the residents, as the existing system could not simply be switched off and replaced.