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We are delighted to have supported the planning application for the redevelopment of Tesco, 275 Kennington Lane, which secured resolution to grant at December’s Planning Committee in Lambeth.

The mixed use development comprises of 571 residential dwellings, a replacement Tesco store and flexible A1/A2/A3/B1 space. A temporary replacement store also received resolution to grant.

We worked very closely with Berkeley Homes (Central London) to provide an integrated energy, sustainability and overheating strategy for the development.

Overheating was considered in line with site specific acoustic mitigation measures, ensuring a high-quality, holistic approach was considered. We devised a strategy to ensure thermal comfort in accordance with CIBSE TM59 (2017) requirements prioritising passive strategies, natural ventilation, shading from balconies, reduced glazing g-values and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR).

Our Energy Statement prioritised high efficiency fabric with provision of a gas powered combined heat and power site wide district heating network, supplemented with photovoltaic panels where appropriate to maximise carbon reductions. We also prepared an Energy Statement on the modular construction replacement store, proposing high efficiency fabric and air source heat pumps to provide low carbon heating and cooling.

The application was supported by a comprehensive Sustainability Statement for the phase, targeting BREEAM Very Good for the new store and non-residential units.

We look forward to working with Berkeley to ensure the future success of this exciting project.