Crossrail and Decentralised Energy

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Which Crossrail stations will be using an element of onsite decentralised energy technology? Please list the stations and technologies.


Answer for Crossrail and Decentralised Energy

Answer for Crossrail and Decentralised Energy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Crossrail is using the Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) for sustainable buildings for Crossrail stations.  As part of the design process the following decentralised energy systems have been incorporated:

1.                 At Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Liverpool Street stations and at the new Paddington Hammersmith and City line station (as part of the Paddington Integrated Project), pipework has been installed into the walls of the underground station boxes. These pipes will allow the use of ground source heat technology to be used to heat the oversite developments that will be constructed above the station boxes. 

2.                 Solar photo-voltaic panels are planned to be installed on the roof of Crossrail's Whitechapel station to provide electricity to the station.

3.                 Crossrail's Old Oak Common Depot will have both ground source heat pumps for providing heat and solar PV panels to provide electricity to the depot building.