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London Borough of Enfield
The Ladderswood development involves the demolition of existing buildings and regeneration of the existing Ladderswood Estate and adjoining land to include the erection of 517 dwellings, 1,554m² of commercial floor space, a 321m² community centre, an 80 bed hotel and Energy Centre all to be constructed over five phases.
VZDV has been appointed by Mulalley for the design of the mechanical, public health and electrical services for the entire mixed use development. Phase 1 has been issued for Tender and works are due to start on site in early 2014.
In accordance with the London Plan, a district heating network has been considered for the development with the primary heat source being provided by a gas fired CHP engine. Along with the other LTHW heating and hot water plant the CHP engine is housed within a basement level Energy Centre.
Other low zero carbon technologies such as photovoltaic’s and air source heat pumps shall supplement the design to ensure Code for Sustainable Homes ‘Level 4’ and BREEAM Excellent are achieved for both the residential and commercial areas of the development.
Heat is supplied to the entire site from the Energy Centre via a steel district heating main which has been sized to accommodate all phases of the development as well as a number of future neighboring sites. The main runs from the Energy Centre to the hotel located within Phase 2, equating to more than three kilometers of insulated buried pipework.