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Planning Success at Hanger Lane

Posted on June 28th 2018

Last week the Hanger Lane Gyratory student accommodation development secured resolution to grant at the London Borough of Ealing’s Planning Committee. We are delighted to have supported Hanger Lane Investments Ltd in devising an integrated Energy, Sustainability and Overheating strategy for the proposed development, which will provide 562 rooms with associated public and private amenity space, gym and retail elements …

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Thermal Bridging Easy Win for Cost Effective Part L Compliance

Posted on June 26th 2018

The Draft London Plan’s 10% target improvement over Part 2013 through energy efficiency measures prioritises fabric energy efficiency over low carbon and renewable energy technologies. Thermal bridging is an easy win for both fabric efficiency and CO2 targets. Switching from a default strategy to calculated psi-values – a combination of Accredited Construction Details and bespoke psi—value calculations – recently secured …

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Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and Air Quality – The new draft London Plan

Posted on June 26th 2018

The release of the draft new London Plan contains a number of significant and ambitious energy policy changes from the existing London Plan. In particular, the future of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as the go-to energy source for communal heating is now unclear. The role of CHP has been subject to a very clear demotion in the communal heating …

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Planning Success for Oval Gas Works

Posted on June 26th 2018

We are delighted that the Oval Gas Works secured resolution to grant earlier this month at Lambeth’s Planning Committee. The high-profile mixed use development comprises of 738 residential units, 10,160 sqm of office space and 147 sqm of community space, and sees the careful restoration of the listed gasholder. We worked very closely with Berkeley Homes (Central London) to provide …

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