The Camden Lock mixed-use development is being delivered by renowned developers Mace and incorporates a state-of-the-art basement level energy centre and district heating network which was installed by Vital Energi.
Camden Lock Village is being delivered by renowned developers Mace and will see the creation of 50,000sqm of mixed-use development. This included 195 residential dwellings as well as commercial businesses and a new school.
Camden Council have been proactive in supporting low carbon developments in the area, which has been designated an air quality management area and this is the sixth decentralised energy project we have delivered in the borough. The new energy infrastructure at the heart of the development sees low-carbon cooling, heat and hot water delivered via a buried district heating and cooling network which is fed by a basement level energy centre.
The district heating and cooling is supplied by an energy centre located in the lower basement level (B2) of one of the tower blocks named C2. It houses a 185kWe CHP two 1,700kW condensing boilers, three 8,000 litre thermal stores and four low temperature hot water skids. The energy centre also feeds the district cooling network.
Both the energy centre and district heating network were originally delivered by consultants Aecom and our approach was to work with the lead client’s professional team to develop improvements where possible. In this instance we were able to help enhance the design to reduce the overall footprint of the excavations. Our designers were able to create a solution which utilised twin pipe, where it was practical… Something which was necessary due to the congested site and other services being installed at the same time.