Students look at cheaper heating options on Arran

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A group of engineering students are examining if a district heating system would be feasible in Brodick.

The seven Glasgow University students are taking part in the project, in conjunction with North Ayrshire Council, to explore ways of reducing the cost of heating on Arran by using a district hearing network supplied by heat pumps.

The students have already visited Arran to see how the proposal might work. They have also leafleted households in the Springbank area with a community response survey asking for their opinion on the proposal and any concerns anyone may have about it. They want to know if, hypothetically, householders would want to sign up, and say responses can be as short as long as desired.

One of the students  Mikkel Caschetto-Bottcher  told the Banner: ‘ The project is in its very early stages, but the concept is to develop a district hearing system for Brodick which would involve a network of pipes underneath the streets which distribute heat to each home.’

‘We are carrying out this survey so that we can create a proposal that people living in Brodick would understand and support,’ he added.

If you would like to help the students the online survey is available at: Email or call 07857 837812.


The engineering students during their visit to Arran to look at how the heating proposal might work. NO_B47heating01