The first phase of works at Blackwall Reach included the demolition of the iconic, but desperately run-down Robin Hood Gardens, a seminal brutalist housing development by Alison and Peter Smithson. The new development includes 98 homes in buildings up to 14 storeys, a community centre, a mosque and new offices.
We were responsible for below ground services distribution, thermal substation design and above ground coordination for the project. We provided information relating to all mechanical and electrical services, liaised with utilities on new incoming connections, drafted the energy strategy and produced detailed calculations and drawings.
The masterplan energy strategy required all phases to be linked to a main energy centre and we worked closely with the district heating network operators to ensure all requirements and standards were met, ensuring an efficient and cost-effective design.