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King’s Cross CHP becomes largest Central London development in 150 years

The King’s Cross Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Energy Centre was launched on Thursday 27 February, designed and built by Vital Energi.

King’s Cross is being developed by the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership which is made up of Argent King’s Cross, London & Continental Railways and DHL Supply Chain.

Metropolitan King’s Cross is the energy services company (ESCo) and was charged with the task of delivering sustainable and affordable power and heating to the entire development.

The energy centre will provide sustainable power for the new £2 billion, 67 acre King’s Cross development in central London, which will create eight million square feet of office space, shops, a university and up to 2,000 homes and serviced apartments. 

The project will also see the creation of 20 new streets and 10 new major public buildings.  

It has already delivered the creation of the largest new street in London for over a century and the largest public square since Trafalgar Square.

The development even has its own postcode – N1C.

Vital Energi won the contract to design and install the pioneering Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Energy Centre, and completed Phase 2 in January 2014. 

The energy centre will provide 100 per cent of the heat and hot water and 80 per cent of the electricity for the entire development.  

In addition to the £9 million contract they will also operate and maintain it for the next decade. 

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