Zero Carbon London
→ 90% less carbon and perform 58% better than Part L Code
→ Targeting BREEAM Communities Outstanding
→ UN’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)
→ 100% electric
→ Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps
Westminster City Council is undertaking the redevelopment of a 1930s housing estate in Pimlico. Delivering 758 new homes (of which 50 per cent will be affordable), new public squares and high levels of sustainability. A key component of the neighbourhood’s design is the increased and enhanced public realm. Re-envisaging the traditional ‘London Squares’, Ebury Bridge will create four new high quality public spaces each with a hierarchy of play for all ages. Mature trees are being retained and a further 266 planted, pedestrians are prioritised throughout with the scheme only providing 43 parking spaces for disabled residents. Grey water harvesting will be used to irrigate the public spaces and daylight into homes and communal areas is being increased by up to 25 per cent.
Westminster City Council has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and for the whole city to follow suit by 2040 — ten years ahead of Government targets. The council have committed to building 2,000 new affordable homes and tackling the housing crisis the City faces. At the same time we are building new energy efficient homes across the city which will help people use less energy, improve their health and wellbeing and will be fit for purpose long into the future.
Ebury Bridge estate renewal is the largest regeneration scheme the Council has undertaken in a generation. It is through this flagship project that Westminster aims to set the standard for sustainable mixed tenure developments. The development will be 100 per cent electric with a low carbon energy centre providing the majority of power across the homes. Ground Source Heat Pumps will provide heating and cooling to homes and will be supplemented by Air Source Heat Pumps. The development is also being future-proofed to be able to connect to emerging technology such as the District Heat Network. The new neighbourhood will reduce existing carbon from homes by 90 per cent.
Each home will be fitted with low energy fittings, smart meters, grey water recycling (for toilet flushing), well insulated fabric, good air quality and noise reduction and over 90 per cent will be dual aspect. The high performing buildings will be set amongst improved public realm and play spaces in a low car scheme.