UKIM West London Islamic Centre, London

The redevelopment of an existing Islamic Centre in Ealing to create a new place of worship and community centre for the local residents, including a crèche, café, bookshop, gym, residential facilities, cycle and car parking spaces. The new development is substantially bigger to provide for the facilities needed by the local community, but reduces its impact on the environment by minimising the CO2 emissions. Thermal modelling analysis was undertaken to minimise energy loads by incorporating energy efficient design measures and low carbon ventilation strategies to deal with high occupancy gains and conditioning requirements within the new building. As part of our energy strategy proposed for the development we also undertook a review of potential district heating network options that were available around the site, identifying the Green Man Lane Energy Centre, part of a neighbouring residential development, as a possible option. It was established that connecting to this Energy Centre would result in significant cost savings for the community project which led to negotiations between the client and the developers of the Energy Centre. The finalised energy strategy includes passive design measures combined with connection to the Energy Centre (CHP) which will result in 44% improvement over Part L 2010, and a significant reduction in the CO2 footprint for the new scheme. London Borough of Ealing's sustainability goals were therefore adhered to, and the project achieved a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating. 

Client
UKIM West London Islamic Centre

Architect
Planning Architecture Design (PAD)

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