Green light for London Elephant Park energy hub

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
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Lendlease has got the thumbs up to build a combined heat and energy plant and nursery at the Elephant & Castle estate regeneration project.

The Energy Hub building will deliver net zero-carbon, affordable heat and hot water to almost 3,000 new homes, as well as shops, offices, community and leisure spaces across Elephant Park.

Designed by Duggan Morris Architects and Gillespie’s Landscape Architects, the building will also provide a new community hub, playground and much-needed nursery for local children.

Rob Heasman, Lendlease’s project director for Elephant & Castle, said: “The Energy Hub is a key element of our ambition to create central London’s greenest new place to live, which includes our aspiration to make Elephant Park climate positive by 2025.”

By utilising biomethane as a carbon offset, the combined heat and power plant will allow the delivery of net zero-carbon heating and hot water, making it one of the most sustainable urban regeneration projects in the world.

This approach has resulted in the regeneration project becoming one of only 17 projects globally to be accepted into the C40 Cities Climate Positive Development Programme.

This latest phase of Elephant Park adds to the momentum being delivered by Lendlease at Elephant & Castle. Following completion of the demolition of the former Heygate Estate, building work has commenced on South Gardens, the first 360 homes at Elephant Park.

Work is also nearing completion at One The Elephant, a landmark, 37-storey building consisting of 284 new homes, while the first residents on the regeneration have now moved in at the 235-home Trafalgar Place development.

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