Heywood Scheme Features Air Source Heat Pumps In All Homes

ALL 120 new Anwyl homes being built in Heywood will feature air source heat pumps.

Whittle Brook Park is the first Anwyl scheme to feature the technology development-wide.

As part of a drive to create energy efficient new homes within sustainable communities, the homes will also include solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

John Grime, managing director for Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “Whittle Brook Park is a landmark scheme for Anwyl – it was our first development in Greater Manchester and the first to feature air source heat pumps with every home. It’s a prime example of how, as a forward-thinking business, we’re embracing new green technology into our designs to deliver energy efficient homes. Air source heat pumps are sustainable alternative to gas when it comes to providing heat and hot water in homes and will help future proof our properties for homeowners.

“An air source heat pump is more efficient than a gas boiler and, according to the latest data from Which, potentially cheaper when it comes to providing heating and hot water in the home. Plus, if gas prices continue to rise quicker than electricity prices, the saving could increase.

Homes at Whittle Brook Park will also boast wider cavities to external walls and improved air tightness, which provides increased levels of insulation and reduces heat loss, along with increased levels of ground floor and roof / loft insulation.

Located on Manchester Road, Whittle Brook Park will eventually feature 120 homes across almost 15 acres of land. Work is underway, with the first residents due to move in this autumn. 

The Anwyl development is part of the wider West Hopwood community which will see around 1,000 new homes built, plus the creation of 1.5 million square feet of employment space, a local centre, new primary school, extensive public open space and sports pitches.

The wider scheme will see £402 million invested in the area.

As part of its share, Anwyl will make community contributions worth almost £5.5m towards education, transport, highways, green spaces and sports pitches. This includes over £2.7 million towards the cost of the new link road, connecting the West Hopwood community directly with junction 19 of the M62.