The heat is on for the new Center Parcs


Centre Parcs Woburn

The recent opening of the £250m Center Parcs Village at Woburn Forest is expected to increase visitor numbers to these popular UK holiday destinations to over 2 million per annum.

Able to lay claim to various boasts this new family holiday location, that is an easy commute from London and has incorporated many state-of-the–art facilities including the largest subtropical swimming and spa areas. These are bound to appeal to the visitors who will stay at one of 625 lodges, or at the 75 bed hotel.

This latest venue is the 5th such centre in the UK, but is actually a first in many ways especially from a sustainability point of view. So energy efficiency was high on the agenda and a target was set that this village would consume 25% less than its counterparts.

Grundfos were delighted to have been selected as the pump supplier of choice for the district heating project that is at the very heart of the complex – the energy centre. This centre will provide the heat requirements to all areas of the village, including the accommodation, via 22 specialist in-line circulators and long-coupled vertical multi-stage pumps. In addition a variable speed Grundfos Hydro MPCE 4-pump booster set will ensure that water will be available when it is needed, regardless of demand.

A great holiday experience comprises of many different ingredients - but the right comfort levels are right up near the top – with Grundfos pumps in control the future looks rosy.