Bristol City Council Energy Service – District Heating Network

11th January, 2019

LandScope has recently been awarded a PAS128 specification, underground utility mapping survey to assist Bristol City Council in the design and construction of a new District Heating Network within Bristol City Centre. Bristol City Council have a number of green targets and objectives to meet under the One City Plan and installing a new DHN enables the council to utilise more renewable energy sources and reduce their environmental impact. The DHN is both low-carbon and lower cost, compared with alternative heating sources such as gas and electric.

To facilitate the survey, LandScope have utilised mobile GPR and high-density array GPR systems alongside traditional EML survey techniques. This methodology has allowed for rapid data collection and has increased the survey recovery rate of utilities, while decreasing the requirement for costly and disruptive traffic management and road closure schemes.

The survey works have started in the Redcliffe Quarter and Castle Gate areas of the city in late 2018, and will be moving into the Temple Quarter in the New Year.