The King's Cross mixed use development consists of 50 new buildings, 2,000 new homes, 20 new streets, 10 new public squares and 67 acres attracting 45,000 people who live, work and study in the area. It is Europe’s biggest city centre regeneration scheme and the largest piece of Central London to be developed, under single ownership, in the past 150 years.
The focus for energy efficiency and sustainability at King’s Cross is the on-site Energy Centre. The centre houses a 6MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Once fully operational, the CHP plant will provide 100% of the development’s heat and hot water needs and 80% of its electricity.
Other renewable technologies like solar panels are also being used here.The aim is to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% relative to 2005 levels.
The main T1 energy centre at Kings Cross comprises three 2MW GE Jenbacher CHP engines and three 10MW gas-fired boilers to provide heating, hot water and locally generated electricity to the development. It was constructed in phases to facilitate the expansion of the development. The first phase, which saw the commissioning of one of the three CHP engines in the energy centre, was completed in July 2012. Phases 2 and 3 of the project, saw the second and third CHP engines installed and commissioned in 2014.
A time delay of the thermal store being crane lifted in to the energy centre.
The pink breast cancer Jenbacher CHP engine