Client: St James Group Limited
Location: Nine Elms, Wandsworth
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners & EPR Architects
Accommodation: 806 homes, crèche, restaurants, bars, a food store and other retail spaces
Our Work: BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, SAP, SBEM
Riverlight lies within the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) regeneration area, which forms a brand-new district in Central London. The development is one of RIBA London winners 2018, RIBA noted the following about the project:
“Aptly named, this series of dense housing fingers responds to its impressive site by cleverly manipulating its mass and circulation to offer daylight and views of the river to all of its residents. The bold diagram and structural system also offers generous public realm to all those that ambulate along the Thames… In its part, it offers bright sunlit space for all, both externally and internally and in its effortless construction it offers beautiful reflection, a lightness of touch and vibrant colour to this important transition site on the edge of the Battersea Power Station regeneration”.
During the planning stages, we helped St James achieve planning consent by developing energy and sustainability strategies to comply with London Plan policies and exceed Building Regulations CO2 reduction targets by at least 25%. The detailed energy strategy included the provision of Ground Source Heat Pumps to satisfy 80% of the development’s heating demand and CHP engines in the energy centre to provide hot water.
We continued to work on the project with St James through to handover to ensure all residential dwellings achieved a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 rating and all non-residential units achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. This has included the provision of energy efficient lighting throughout, reduced water consumption, an efficient waste strategy and a considerable improvement to the site’s ecological value.