Armley high rise flats tenants set for cheaper heating after council nets £7.4m grant

Burnsall Grange. Photo: Betty Longbottom and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Six high-rise blocks in Armley are set to benefit from innovative ground source heat pump systems, after Leeds City Council netted a £7.4m grant to part-fund the improvements.

This project features the first four of six clusters of housing high-rise blocks across Leeds which are set for new low-carbon heating and hot water systems.

The delivery of district heating clusters is part of the council’s activity to tackle the climate emergency, address fuel poverty, and improve energy performance and quality in homes.

  • Poplar Court and Poplar Mount
  • Burnsall Court, Gardens, Croft and Grange

A council report says work is due to start on site on 10 January 2022, with work being completed by October next year.

The council’s application to secure European Regional Development Funding for the Clustering for Warmth project netted up to £7,402,351 of grant offered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to fund 50% of the eligible costs of the project.

Read the full council report here.

Ground source heat pumps have also been installed in the last year at four other West Leeds high rise blocks – Heights West and Heights East in Wortley, and Westerly Croft and Westerly Rise in Armley. Work is due to start this month on Rycroft Green, Rycroft Towers, Rycroft Court and Rycroft Place in Swinnow.

Work has also started on installing at Queenswood Heights and Queenswood Court in Kirkstall.


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