Manchester University Birley Fields

Drilling and extensive test pumping of three geothermal boreholes for Manchester University at the new Birley fields development.

All three boreholes drilled to 450mm finished diameter using cable tool machines due to the close proximity to  domestic dwellings and shops around Manchester city centre.

Test pumping carried out on each source for 7 day duration at rates of 110m3/hour.

We carried out the drilling, air lifting, step, constant rate and recharge tests on all three boreholes without any noise or disrupion to the general public.