Zero Carbon London
→ BREEAM Excellent
→ Reduction of Council’s carbon footprint by 33%
→ 700 sqm brown roof and 200 sqm biodiverse green roof
→ PV panels to roof of Town Hall and Civic Centre
→ Energy centre on roof delivering heating and power to 194 new homes
This mixed-use regeneration project has transformed Lambeth Council’s sprawling estate to be fit for the future and created c.200 new homes in the heart of Brixton. Reducing the Council’s core office buildings from 14 to two, lowering their carbon footprint by a third and saving taxpayers £4.5m a year. The project has secured the future of a Grade II Listed Edwardian landmark and maximised the retention of existing building fabric and embodied carbon. Refurbishment includes new efficient servicing, secondary glazing improving thermal performance, LED lighting and sustainable urban drainage. The atrium’s innovative ‘smart façade’ curtain walling is the first use of SageGlass + VS1 in Europe, an intelligent solar control glazing system which is a maintenance-free alternative to blinds or shades.