Councillors in Glasgow have agreed to lease land to Tennent’s for a project to cut carbon emissions at Wellpark Brewery. A site at Duke Street and McIntosh Street could be used by Tennent’s, in partnership with Eon, to install a borefield to support a ground source heat pump.

The proposed site of the borefield is bounded by the brewery to the west and housing on McIntosh Street to the east. It is currently a greenspace and includes a children’s park, which will be replaced once the project is finished.

Martin Doogan, group engineering and sustainability manager at C&C, which owns Tennent’s, said:

“As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and protecting our environment we are looking into the feasibility of a Ground Source Heat Pump at Wellpark."

This is just the type of project our Green Heat in Greenspaces is researching. The project will explore the suitability of many types of urban greenspace across Scotland for use as low carbon heat sources and heat transmission corridors. It will focus primarily on the potential of greenspaces to host solutions using heat pump technology and district heat networks based on their physical characteristics and location in relation to heat demand.