Sustainable building to meet the Net Zero challenge: a pioneering Passivhaus Standard development providing sustainable student accommodation in central London
PALMERSTON COURT, BATTERSEA
Situated on the southern side of Battersea Park Road, close to the recently developed Battersea Power Station, Palmerston Court is one of the largest Passivhaus Standard developments in the Europe. This pioneering project comprises three Passivhaus Standard student accommodation buildings and a BREEAM Outstanding commercial building. The development was designed by AHMM for Urbanest and built by Mace.
ondon SW8 4AJ
The development is a student residential-led mixed-use scheme, with three towers of 28, 36 and 46 storeys providing 1,672 student beds and 80 residential apartments. A four-storey podium will include 41,000 sq.ft commercial office space, as well as ancillary residential, indoor soft play-space for children and retail.
The commercial office space will be capable of supporting a number of university departments and also flexible and affordable working, including space for start-up ventures that will enjoy cross fertilisation with academia. The intention is to create an environment like the successfully delivered BaseKX in St Pancras with University College London.
In addition to providing high-quality accommodation, the project aims to achieve exemplar sustainability credentials, targeting both BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus certification, which once achieved, will make it the largest Passivhaus development in Europe.
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