Metropolitan has announced that it has been awarded the contract to adopt and operate the district heating and cooling networks which will serve Taylor Wimpey Central London’s flagship development, Postmark, in Farringdon.
Early collaboration, during the design phase, has enabled Metropolitan to work with the developer and its consultants, to streamline the design of the district heating and cooling infrastructure and so significantly reduce the capital cost- outlay of the project. This further extends Metropolitan’s district energy portfolio, following last month’s news of the adoption and operation of the district heat network serving Hallsville Quarter development in Canning Town.
Postmark is a major new residential development which shares its location with the 129-year-old Royal Mail sorting office at Mount Pleasant. Modernisation of the mail centre in 2014 freed up land in this sought-after part of London and Taylor Wimpey Central London plans two phases of development to create a new mixed-use address. When complete, Postmark will consist of 681 apartments as well as a new public realm including retail outlets and open squares.