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London Dock in Wapping, is an historic site covering 6.1 hectares.  Last week, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets resolved to grant planning permission for up to 1,800 new homes, as well as new public spaces, pedestrian and cycle routes, a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and land for a secondary school. The application was submitted as a hybrid, with a number of buildings submitted in detail with the remainder in outline, that will be subject to future Reserved Matters applications.

Richard Hodkinson Consultancy is extremely pleased to have worked with St George on this project and we are delighted to have contributed to this recent planning success.

We provided energy and sustainability consultancy services. Our approach focused on proposing a simple, pragmatic and robust energy and sustainability strategy, whilst ensuring optimised delivery of the required sustainability standards.

This included:

  • Cost effective energy efficiency enhancements;
  • Single energy centre delivering site-wide Combined Heat & Power (CHP);
  • VRV heat pump systems to some dwellings;
  • Appropriate BREEAM ratings to address site constraints, including the Grade II listed building status of the Pennington Street Warehouse;
  • A 50% reduction in predicted CO2 over 2010 regulations across the lifetime of the development.

Our broad sustainability strategy also included green/brown roofs, water efficiency, Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, provision of sustainable transport options and use of sustainable materials. The site sustainability credentials also benefitted from St George’s commitment to sustainability through the Berkeley Group Vision 2020 framework.