Heeton Holdings purchased the original buildings with planning permission dating back to 2010. On appointment, BOOM Collective reviewed the original energy and sustainability strategy that included combined heat and power, photovoltaic arrays and air source heat pumps with little engineering validation or space planning. Consequently, BOOM Collective’s initial work involved the development of an alternative energy strategy that complied with the planning conditions in terms of carbon reduction and gave the client best value and ‘fitted’ within the geometrical constraints of the planning permission.
The proposed energy strategy for LUMA Hotel incorporates Air Source Heat Pumps to provide space heating, cooling and domestic hot water. The strategy achieves a 38.0 % improvement over Building Regulations 2013, complying with the London Plan Policy 5.2.
The project was designed with off-site modular construction in mind and in late 2015, Elements Europe Ltd won the contract to design and build the hotel. The project was ‘assembled’ onsite from factory produced modules within a 10-month assembly programme completing in April 2017.
BOOM Collective were also BREEAM Assessors for this project and ‘emergency’ commissioning managers assisting a construction team of main modular construction contractors, trade contractors, two electrical and two mechanical contractors to deliver full certification to enable the first paying guests to pass through the doors of the Hotel in May 2017.
The hotel is named and themed after a Victorian lightbulb factory that once stood in the neighbourhood.
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