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WMRG: Solihull Heat Network Project

17 October 2019
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West Midlands Regional Group
Solihull College, Solihull
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  • Tapping into the heat energy from an underlying reservoir
  • Target audience: A-level students

Solihull Council, supported by Solihull College, is pleased to invite A-level students to attend a free Earth Science Week STEM event. The event follows the completion of a test borehole in Tudor Grange Park; drilled to investigate whether water from an aquifer beneath Solihull town centre might be a viable source of heat to supply an energy network.

An energy or heat network – sometimes called district heating – is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number of domestic or non-domestic buildings. The project aims to reduce carbon emissions and offer a long-term, affordable source of heat to town centre buildings.

The event will look at the following:

  • Geological history of the area and how the aquifer was formed
  • How we investigate ground water sources
  • Borehole drilling in Tudor Grange Park
  • What is an energy network?
  • The engineering steps in developing an energy network

There will also be an opportunity to speak to experts working in science, technology and engineering disciplines about career opportunities and key subjects.


Pre-registration is essential for this event – please contact Ellie Horwitch-Smith via to register.


Solihull College
Blossomfield Campus
B91 1SB


9.30am to 11.30am