Kidbrook Village, South East London, UK



Eighty new sustainable and affordable homes at Kidbrooke Village, South East London, will each feature five sq m of SOLATRON® S 2.5 solar panels and a 150L twin coil hot water cylinder – all supplied by ELCO (formerly MHS Boilers).

Kidbrooke Village is one of the largest housing-led regeneration projects in Europe. The development will replace the former Ferrier Estate and is a partnership between Berkeley Homes, Greenwich Council, Southern Housing Group and the Homes and Communities Agency. Covering 109 hectares of land it will create 4,800 homes and be completed over the next 15 to 20 years. All homes will meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes equating to a 25% reduction in carbon emissions and a 30% reduction in water usage, compared to the existing homes on the estate.

The M&E consultants for the development are London based Chapman Bathurst and the systems are installed by C. Watkins Plumbing Ltd. Commenting on MHS Boilers, Darren Brooks, Public Health Engineer, Chapman Bathurst, said: “As part of the planning approval for redeveloping the site, all of the homes needed to reduce carbon emissions by incorporating renewable technology. The SOLATRON® solar system ticked all the boxes and ELCO (formerly MHS Boilers) has also provided outstanding technical assistance and sales support.”