Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association, established in 1979, provides a variety of housing ranging from general needs family housing to sheltered housing for the elderly. One of their developments is Walter Cameron Way, near Fort William.
This is a 25 unit sheltered housing development for the elderly, comprised of 16 flats spread over 3 blocks, 8 cottages and a Sheltered Housing Manager’s house. Within the main block there are communal toilets, a common room, a laundry, a Manager’s office and a guest bedroom.
The development was previously served by 2 x 219kw Hamworthy Broadstone oil-fired boilers which provided both heating and hot water to the complete development. The system was proving expensive and becoming inefficient, and the volatile price of oil was placing some of the residents at risk of fuel poverty. The association were considering upgrading their heating system, and after much research, decided to install a biomass heating system.