Lead Consultant for Millbrook Park, London
The Inglis Consortium LLP
The outline planning permission for the development of 2,250 new homes required a district heating network and energy centre (with a combined heat and power plant) to deliver heat and hot water to 1,500 homes as a low carbon source of energy. The selection and procurement of an Energy Services Company (ESCo) to design, build, maintain and operate the district heating network was paramount to de-risking the delivery of serviced land parcels for sale of these development phases.
As Lead Consultant Rapleys managed a multi- disciplinary design team to market test and procure the services of a preferred ESCo.
Rapleys supported the client through the negotiation of a complex legal framework agreement with the ESCo for the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the energy network over a 40 year period. Rapleys managed the design team during the design and implementation phases to deliver “heat on” to the occupied dwellings.
The location of the energy centre was originally planned in a single-storey building adjacent to an area of employment use on the masterplan. Rapleys advised the client on the potential relocation of the energy centre as a subterranean plant room beneath an area of public open space. Consequently, the client obtained a change of use permission which gave rise to an increase in land value of >£5M.
Rapleys led a multi-disciplinary design team to obtain planning consent for the below ground plant room and managed the detailed design for construction, including complex interfaces with the above ground public open space and adjacent phases of development.
Our track record
Stadium Holdings Ltd
1 Olympic Way, Wembley
Neighbourly Matters advice for a 7-storey extension to provide student accommodation
12,000 Stock Condition Surveys – Yorkshire Housing
Appointed by Yorkshire Housing via the Fusion21 Framework to complete 12,000 stock condition surveys over a 3-year period
Acquisition for Kwik Fit, Atex Business Park, Stowmarket
Instructed by Kwik Fit as national retained acquisition agents
Affordable housing provisions for a mixed-use scheme, Balham
Provided a detailed FVA, development advice and affordable housing strategy
Affordable Housing valuation for a mixed use scheme, Garratt Lane, Wandsworth
Development Consultancy advice to support a planning application for a mixed use scheme
London and Regional
Albert Island Redevelopment
Providing Cost Management & Quantity Surveying services on an exemplar industrial intensification project
Ropemaker Properties Limited
Alfa Laval Tower, Brentford
Assessed the financial viability of the scheme for a planning appeal
Orchard Street Investment Management
Altrincham Retail Park expansion
Secured planning permission via a Section 78 appeal
The Crown Estate
Application and Environmental Impact Assessment for land off Beavor Lane, Axminster
Planning application and EIA for for part of the east Axminster urban extension