Elvendon Priory biomass boiler, S. Oxon
Elvendon Priory, part of the now diversified Elvendon Estate, is situated near Goring-on-Thames, within the Chiltern Hills of rural south Oxfordshire. The privately-owned commercial estate comprises 304 hectares of managed woodland, farming and residential properties. Elvendon Priory, around which the rest of the estate is centred, is a historic 11th century listed building. It was acquired by the current owners in 1997 and is now a family home.
Under its new ownership the estate implemented a two-year multi-million-pound programme to modernise and refurbish all principle buildings and infrastructures. This included extensive structural alterations, building extensions and renovation of the Priory as a modern domestic residence.
The programme also saw the replacement of the existing gas and oil-fired boilers, which were expensive and inefficient. They were replaced with a state-of-the-art biomass-fuelled boiler and district heating system, designed to serve the whole complex. The boiler was designed, engineered and installed by Talbott's Ltd, one of the leading British biomass thermal systems companies.