Vital Energi have been awarded the £12m design and build contract for block A, the first of seven blocks of Berkeley Homes’ Oval Village development, located in Central London.
Comprising 1,309 new homes, Oval Village by Berkeley Homes, spans seven buildings, with residents-only leisure facilities, over 15,000 square metres of community, commercial, office and retail space, including an on-site Tesco. Located adjacent to the iconic Oval international cricket ground, the development also boasts a hectare of landscaped gardens, creating tranquility within the heart of London.
Thanks to their long-standing relationship with Berkeley Homes spanning 15 years, Vital Energi once again welcomed the opportunity to practice their sustainable energy expertise through their in-house mechanical and electrical design team, taking the project from the initial RIBA stage 4, through to RIBA stage 5 for the design, install and commissioning on Oval Village block A.
We have completed the design for the temporary energy centre, which is located on level one at the heart of block A, as well as the design and build of a buried district heating system, the ground floor switch room, which includes landlord and residential panels, the generator room, leisure facilities, and two floors of office space.
In addition, we will also be installing the mechanical and electrical infrastructure for 344 apartments which are serviced by 5 cores and rise to 18 floors, and the on-site Tesco and marketing suite.
“We are proud once again to be working on another design and build project with Berkeley Homes. We truly believe in the benefits of good design at the preconstruction stage, and have continued to bolster our in-house design department so we can provide our clients with the whole design and build one stop shop.”
Graham Cook, Project Director at Berkeley Homes, commented:
“We look forward to working with Vital on this complex first phase of the masterplan. Vital worked hard to secure the tender and have shown pragmatism and innovation in tackling the challenges so far.”
Oval Village block A is due for completion in August 2022.