St John's Roman Catholic Church, Norwich

St John's Roman Catholic Church, Norwich

Client: St John's Roman Catholic Church
Type of works: supplied a 350 kW wood pellet heating system.

Biomass fuel type: Wood Pellet
Boiler model and output: Herz Biomatic 350
Expected annual fuel consumption: 115 tonnes

Built in 1910, St. John's Cathedral was a gift to the city of Norwich by Henry Fitzalan Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk (1847- 1917).

A new building called 'the Narthex' was constructed. Connected to the south west corner of the Cathedral, it will house a new education centre, shop, refreshments, other facilities and a link to the existing Cathedral gardens.

Alongside the new Narthex building works, the Cathedral’s heat distribution system is being upgraded and a new biomass boiler selected to replace an ageing gas fired hot air boiler that is located in the Cathedral's basement.

In partnership with Hamworthy Heating, Rural Energy has provided a 350 kW wood pellet heating system which will be located in the existing plant room. Wood pellets will be blown pneumatically from a delivery vehicle into a basement pellet store.

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