This easy commutable development was assisted through planning with our creation of energy and sustainability statements and subsequent overheating assessment.
The 800+ residential unit development incorporating commercial space on the ground floor, sits on the former Guinness Brewery site in the London Borough of Brent.
How we worked with our client:
This development had to comply with not only the national planning policy but also the London Plan and the policy of the London Borough of Brent. The design of the residential units were expected to be Zero Carbon, the commercial units to meet BREEAM ‘Excellent’, and where feasible achieve 20% CO2 savings, whilst also following the Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green energy hierarchy.
Upon completion of the initial overheating assessment, LEC were asked to undertake a full overheating study and offer advice on mitigating solutions addressing the risk of overheating on the development.
The benefits of working with LEC:
LEC have a wealth of experience in the Energy and Sustainability sector. The team have worked with the emerging changes of the London Plan to its present form and seen this permeate across the UK. Each assessment and statement is tackled with the same pragmatic and proactive approach. This is also kept in balance with our in depth HEVAC knowledge and experience. Our solutions are always based upon practicalities, balancing the client aspirations and planning requirements.
Sometimes overlooked and undervalued is the power of negotiated compliance. Not all schemes are best suited to 100% compliance, so at LEC we maximise, where suitable, the best compliance route at the same time as holding open discussions with the planning authorities.
“LEC provided a service to support the planning application of this large residential development within the UK’s largest regeneration project.
This project presented some challenges that required a proactive stance. Specifically, the balance between thermal performance, daylighting and mitigating risks of overheating on a site that had noise as well as air quality constraints, was a problem that LEC was only too pleased to address.
It was a pleasure working with the team to come up with solutions that worked. “
Kirk Archibald, Sustainability Manager, Fairview New Homes