Key Challenges

  • Achieving planning restrictions with respect to energy usage
  • Physical restraints of the site
  • Integration of multiple building types
  • Distribution of LV and Geothermal through the site

42-50 York Way, London

Type: New Build
Client: Istithmar P&O Estates
Architect: RHWL

The site is situated on York Way, Kings Cross, London and is a mixture of both commercial and residential space.

Block D consists of 5 blocks, 3 0f which were refurbishment and the other 2 New Builds.  Of the 3 refurbishments, 1 was a grade 2 listed stable block that was converted to a Commercial Office. The York Way building is separate to the block D buildings.

Mechanical Design:

  • New heating and air conditioning to all commercial blocks utilising geothermal close loop systems
  • New ventilation and  mechanical cooling to all commercial blocks
  • Under floor heating and whole house ventilation system for residential blocks
  • Implementation of London plan with respect to low energy design and integration of on site renewables

Electrical Design:

  • Site wide electrical distribution systems including new HV/LV sub stations
  • New lighting and power throughout
  • Full IT/AV/Security integration


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