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A new build development is providing an inspiring modern learning environment for children attendingSpittalPrimary School, in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire,Scotland. The purpose-built school includes seven classrooms, an ICT learning centre, a gym and changing areas, a kitchen and dining hall, an all-weather 3G synthetic sports pitch, an integrated pre-school nursery – and a Remeha 120kW biomass boiler, delivering reliable, environmentally-friendly low carbon heating throughout the premises.

The £4.4mSpittalPrimary Schooldevelopment is part of South Lanarkshire Council’s Primary Schools Modernisation Programme, an £812m investment in primary school estate providing state-of-the-art schools across the region. And when it comes to heating, biomass is proving the flexible, economical, high performance solution.

With attractive Government RHI tariffs available for heat generated by biomass, South Lanarkshire Council’s Construction Partner on this school, Lend Lease, specified a biomass heating system incorporating a Remeha 120kW biomass boiler backed up by Remeha’s market-leading Quinta Pro condensing boiler. Accreditation under RHI was achieved by the Council on first submission.

The biomass boiler is fuelled by wood pellets manufactured inScotlandfrom by-products of the wood industry, which in the past would have been land-filled. These are stored in a purpose-built fuel store located next to the boiler house.

Staff and pupils alike atSpittalPrimary Schoolare delighted with the biomass boiler which is delivering reliable space throughout their new building. Daily operation and maintenance is carried out by the school janitor, Vicky Gardiner, with monthly inspections and maintenance provided by Angus Biofuels. “It’s no problem at all to maintain,” said Ms Gardiner. “The touchscreen controls mean that it is easy and straightforward to control.”

The Spittal Primary School installation is one of a number of projects on which Remeha Commercial and Lend Lease have collaborated in recent years as part of the Primary Schools Modernisation Programme.

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