Mixed use development within Elephant & Castle regeneration zone.
The project encompasses two basement levels, two podium levels and three towers up to 24 storeys above, providing 373 PRS units, 278 student bedrooms, state-of-the-art gymnasium, restaurants, a crèche and retail units - including a major supermarket.
A market square will re-house the local traders from the existing shopping centre when it is demolished.
Underground parking and loading bays for lorries will also be provided to support the new shopping centre.
The scheme was designed entirely with Building Integrated Modelling (BIM), fully co-ordinated with structural and mechanical / electrical engineers, including offsite manufacturing processes (DfMA- Design Manufacture and Assembly), and integrated with the contractor’s digital engineering team and process.
We were asked to provide sustainability advisory services comprising Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM Bespoke and BREEAM Multi Residential (student housing) assessments from concept design through planning to post construction.
The residential element was required to meet a target of 10% CO2 reduction from onsite low or zero carbon technology and to have the potential to interface with the London Borough of Southwark’s district heating system, which forms part of the local authority’s Multi-Services Utility Company (MUSCo).
We initially provided an integrated design solution to exceed the target and the client’s expectations. The solution included open and closed loop ground source heat pumps to meet the majority of the space heating demand complemented by a combined heat and power (CHP) unit to meet a proportion of the GSHP electrical load and space heating demand. The structural piles of the development would be used as a heat store and an energy loop, distributing excess heat from the commercial spaces to the residential spaces as and when required. The CHP would be gas-fuelled and have the potential to be linked to the Local Authority district heating system.