A Cornish MP visited a new housing development in Quintrell Downs to see first-hand how a Truro-based company is installing the ground source heat pump system that will heat all 140 properties. 

Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory, was given a close-up tour and demonstration of the renewable heating system being installed by the Kensa Group, which will save residents hundreds of pounds in annual heating costs.   

Each home will have its own Kensa ground source heat pump connected to a Shared Ambient Heat Network, giving residents access to an effective, year-round clean heating system. 

Tamsin Lishman, CEO of The Kensa Group, said: “I was delighted to show Cherilyn how Kensa’s ground source heat pumps will supply new homes with low-cost, energy-efficient, low-carbon heating.  

“What we’re doing here at Quintrell Rise is a great example of how networked heat pumps are a perfect green heating solution for new housing developments, benefiting both consumers and the environment. 

“This model can be deployed at scale for new build developments across the country, and can even be replicated for complex-to-decarbonise properties like retrofit high-rise flats or terraced streets.”