Barking Riverside Regeneration scheme heats up

The temporary energy centre will generate 4MW of heating

A temporary energy centre has been installed at Barking Riverside London, believed to be the largest regeneration scheme in Europe.

The former power station will be transformed into a community with 10,800 homes, 65,000m² of commercial space, a new train station and seven schools.

The energy centre, which will generate 4MW of heating, was built off site in Birmingham and delivered in two parts to the development by Vital Energi.

An extra 1MW of capacity is to be added as the project develops and will serve the first 1,263 homes until the main energy centre comes online in 2021.

The regeneration scheme is being developed in partnership between the Greater London Authority and housing association L&Q.

Vital Energi has also designed the district heating network, which will connect around 10,800 homes.

Matthew Carpen, Managing Director at Barking Riverside London said: “The installation of our new temporary energy centre marks a major milestone for the project. We are committed to implementing innovative solutions to help drive energy efficiency, reduce the development’s carbon footprint and therefore cut monthly costs for our future residents.”

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