Sugar House Island - CHP Energy Centre & District Heating

Executive Summary

Vital were tasked with providing a flexible energy solution for the upcoming Sugar House Island development that would be future-proofed for further development.

Project Overview

Sugar House Island is situated at Three Mills, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. The 26-acre site will see the regeneration and renovation of a former industrial area to provide a mixed-use development consisting of 1,200 homes, 58,000m² of commercial office space and restaurants, cafés and retail units, as well as a 350-bed hotel and planning permission for a 2-form entry primary school.

Vastint UK specialises in unlocking the potential of large urban sites to create truly mixed-use regeneration schemes. The company is part of Vastint, an international real estate developer with over 25 years’ experience and schemes across Europe.

Vital designed and built the energy solution for the development, creating a binary approach flexible plan to enable the client to undertake negotiations with a third party energy provider whilst being assured of a fully viable back-up plan. Our design was also created to be capable of evolving as phases of the development built out and energy needs changed over time.

Our Solution

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We had to adopt a flexible design approach for the project, due to the client’s wish to futureproof the site with a connection from the development to the neighbouring Olympic Park Energy Centre, whilst also having the potential to develop into an independent CHP-led energy centre, should it be necessary in the future.

Our scope has been to provide the design for the entire 26-acre development, as well as to implement the build for the first phase connecting two residential blocks.

Solution detail

Key Benefits

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