Woolsery Sports & Community Centre was built in 2000 in Woolfardisworthy, an isolated rural parish in North Devon, with substantial funding from the Sports Lottery. Originally, an oil based heating system was installed but during the upgrade this was replaced by a ground source heat pump. In addition to the heat pump, the upgrade also involved fitting wind turbines and PV solar panels.
Prior to fitting the heat pump, the cost of running the underfloor heating in the gymnasium using the oil based system had been £11 a day. Following installation of the ground source heat pump, this was cut to just £4 a day.