Camden Lock District Heating Network

Executive Summary

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.

  • reducing-carbon (1)
    £3.26M contract value
  • calendar
    90 week delivery programme
  • buildings
    195 residential dwellings served
  • pipework
    1000m of district heating pipework & 200m of district cooling pipework

Project Overview

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.

Our Solution

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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.

Solution detail

The Vital team had good industry and energy centre knowledge to bring to the project, they knew what they were talking about and had a very good level of communications, good reporting and good point of contact in the relevant teams.

Jacques De Lang, Senior M&E Manager

Key Benefits

Camden Lock District Heating Network

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