Maiden Lane, Camden, London

A £50m rebuild of 265 new homes and commercial spaces near King’s Cross Station. The original build was completed in 1982, the estate was the last in a series of housing projects built between 1965 and 1982 for the London Borough of Camden. The development is a 50/50 split of privately-owned dwellings and affordable housing.

BSD provided detailed M&E design duties for the shell and core aspects as well as the landlords areas and apartments. The client’s brief was to ensure the site was serviced from a combined heating energy centre. This would provide heating and hot water generation to all dwellings on the estate. In turn achieving a substantial reduction in carbon production and energy usage.

A combined heat and power energy centre was designed utilising the latest CHP technology and benefitting from both thermal storage and back up boiler power. This ensures a robust, site wide distribution system. The apartments were designed with the inclusion of heat interface units for generation of underfloor heating and HWS generation.

To assist with air quality and acoustics, dedicated MVHR units were installed on each apartment and were connected to a whole house ventilation system.

We also specified LED lighting within the landlord’s area. High efficiency lighting was specified within the some of the apartments which included Lutron light control.

The development provides modern and comfortable living for residents while offering an improved energy and carbon efficient construction.