Vital Energi has been awarded a Build & Design contract with Mace worth £6.7 million. This contract will deliver a low-carbon energy solution for a development on 145 City Road. The energy solution is being created for the new Atlas building, which is a 152m high building that has 40 storeys and forms a part of the £1 billion City Road Basin Development. Once completed, the Atlas building is expected to be the tallest residential building found in London’s Tech City.
Vital Energi has been contracted to install the main energy centre which is situated in the basement of the building. The energy centre will be comprised of a 158 kWe CHP engine and also a 2.8MW modular gas boilers and 1.W of water cooled chillers. The sustainable and renewable energy company will also deliver the risers and laterals as well as the heating and the cooling Hydraulic Interface Units that will be a part of more than 300 dwellings that make up the residential building. Because of the height of the Atlas Building, Vital Energi will also have to install a plant room on the 19th floor. It is thought that this plant room will hydraulically separate the heating and chilled water systems which will then make sure that there is enough water pressure delivered to all of the apartments throughout the entire building.
As part of their work on the project, Vital Energi have committed to making sure that local communities benefit from the development. The energy solutions company have pledged to create employment and business opportunities in the local area. The team that is working on the Atlas Building have been establishing connections within the Borough of Hackney by offering initiative such as career trade fairs. Vital Energi are using these links that they have created with the borough to see that the development creates the maximum opportunities to benefit the local economy.