119 Ebury Street

Redevelopment of a Grade II listed former hotel into three highly sustainable apartments

Making significant energy saving improvements in listed properties is challenging with planning constraints limiting the type and scale of changes.

In May 2013, we received Listed Building Consent for a pilot retrofit scheme at 119 Ebury Street in Belgravia, London. Our aim is to investigate the latest environmental technologies to achieve an 80% carbon reduction while maintaining the historic fabric of the Grade II listed Georgian property.

Environmental features at Ebury Street

Key improvements include secondary vacuum glazing; rain water harvesting; Aerogel wall insulation; photo-voltaic and solar thermal energy generation; phase change materials (reducing over-heating in summer); and whole house ventilation and heat recovery. A building management system will monitor energy consumption.

Following the design stage assessment, 119 Ebury Street became the first listed building to achieve a BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating. It also won the 2015 Best Global BREEAM Residential Refurbishment Award and runner up in the People's Choice Award. The judges said: "119 Ebury Street sets a benchmark for the sustainable retrofit of listed buildings in the UK, demonstrating how much their environmental impact can be reduced while preserving historically significant urban fabric".

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