Vital Energi, provider of sustainable and renewable energy solutions has been appointed to a build contract with Multiplex in order to carry out the first phase of the energy scheme for the new business district which is currently under construction at London Royal Albert Dock. The design and construction contract that Vital Energi has been appointed to has been valued at £7.9 million and is only a part of the enormous construction project underway in London.
Earlier this week it was announced that Vital is ABP’s preferred partner to build, operate and maintain the temporary energy centre and district heating and cooling networks that will be constructed in order to serve the first phase of the 4.7 million sq. ft. mixed-use development. This large scale development is expected to be London’s next business district. The £1.7 billion project is being carried out by ABP, a Chinese development company.
ABP have appointed Vital as lead designed consultants in London for the past two years. The construction work on this major project has already begun, the first phase of the development is expected to be completed in the early stages of 2019.
The temporary energy centre to be constructed by Vital features 5MW gas boilers, 100㎥ insulated thermal store as well as 1.2 MW air cooled chillers and a BMS control system. This temporary system is expected to supply 50,000㎡ of commercial space through a 2.6km district heating and cooling network. The energy centre will serve each of the buildings at the development site that are connected to phase 1 of the project.
The Royal Albert Dock development is expected to act as a gateway for business from Asia and other companies who are wanting to establish a headquarters in Europe. This new development will also act as a new financial and business district in London that also offers retail and leisure facilities in order to allow companies to operate in the area across a range of different time zones.