It has been announced that Lend Leases’ Trafalgar Place scheme has been shortlisted for the RIBA Sterling Prize 2016.
TUV SUD Wallace Whittle were appointed as lead Mechanical, Electrical and Sustainability Consultants for the 235 dwelling scheme, forming the first phase of Lend Lease’s Heygate Estate regeneration.
The construction incorporated Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), low U-values, a future proofed CHP led community heat network, Solar PV sized to meet the Landlord’s electricity load, a ‘blue roof podium deck’ and a communal courtyard, featuring a gardening club.
The scheme delivered Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 certificates including over a 40 % CO2 reduction from Part L1A across the development, which benefitted from low U-values, high efficiency CHP and boiler plant and LED lighting throughout.
The development features a Sustainable Urban Drainage scheme (SUDs), in the form of a ‘blue roof’ that limits the discharge of rainwater to the drainage network, a water feature has been created as part of this drainage system.
- Connection to a centralised heat network, led by a CHP engine.
- Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4
- Best practice levels of natural daylight
- Solar Photovoltaic array
- ‘Blue roof’ design
- EPC ‘B’ ratings, 40 % improvement on TER/DER Part L1A