Ground-source energy for landmark City project

Energy from the ground in the City of London — Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers has designed ground-source heating and cooling for this project near St Paul’s Cathedral.
Faced with a brief to design energy- and space-efficient engineering systems for a retail and office development near St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers has devised a central condenser water system incorporating ground-source heating and cooling for the retail tenancies in the lower floors of One New Change. This development by Land Securities is designed by Atelier’s Jean Nouvel and comprises 52 000 m2. The development will include an extensive rooftop public space with spectacular views across St Paul’s and the wider City. HVAC systems for office tenants are designed to offer a number of different air-conditioning solutions. Work on the £500 million project, which was given detailed planning consent from the City Corporation of London in 2006, is expected to start on site this year. Phil Dow, partner with Hoare Lea, says, ‘One New Change represents a rare opportunity for comprehensive redevelopment close to St Paul’s. We are looking forward to working with Land Securities on this prestigious scheme and meeting the challenge of such a sensitive site.’
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