Green Hydro Power & Heating

Since the closure of the gunpowder works in 1935, most of the buildings fell into ruin, but in 1952 a new hydro-power station housing two 150kW turbines was installed using water flowing down the River Leven from Windermere. This green electricity is supplied both to the national grid and directly for use in the adjacent Clock Tower offices.

As part of the re-development of the whole site, insulated water pipes have been laid between the turbine house and the Clock Tower buildings allowing the waste-heat produced from the generators to be directly reused in the office heating systems.

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