Native Land has installed 50 electric car charging points in the underground car park at the Burlington Gate development, which is due for completion in September 2017.
The developer hopes that the possibility to charge the electric and hybrid cars within the development will encourage drivers to switch to more sustainable vehicles.
Native Land is looking to the future with the fitting of the charging system as over the last few years UK registrations for both pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have increased from 3,500 to over 100,000. The recently announced ban on diesel and petrol cars from 2040 is anticipated to increase both demand and supply of electric cars, which account for less than one percent of new sales at the moment.
Joe White, Development Executive at Native Land, commented:
“The system at Burlington Gate will accommodate a growing need for electric car parking points as the interest and market for electric vehicles continues to increase. The electric car market is evolving constantly and for us it is incredibly important that our developments are equipped to the highest specification to accommodate to this rapidly growing market.”
The charging system at Burlington Gate is user-friendly and controlled by a RFID reader (radio frequency identification reader), which uses radio-frequency waves to wirelessly transfer data between the device and a card. All the user will have to do is plug their vehicle into the system and hold their card to the reader to start the “charging” procedure. The card instantly recognises the user and charging of the vehicle commences.
Current figures show that most European electric cars can drive 100 miles before needing to be recharged; meaning charging cars at home is the best option for many people.
Ensuring energy efficiency is fundamental to the project. Specially designed features guarantee that as soon as the vehicle’s battery is full, the socket is switched off, meaning that there is no energy wastage.
22/08/2017 07:11 by Buildington
Joe White, Development Executive at Native Land, explains why modular units were used in the construction at Burlington Gate.
"When constructing these apartments we were looking for a highly ‘intelligent’ system to supply these homes with heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting control. The modular unit, constructed in a factory offsite by Essex Services Group and installed onsite, provided the solution to that problem.
Using modular units not only has the short-term benefit of reducing installation time onsite. It also ensures a number of long-term benefits. Usually, when utility room services are installed in apartments onsite, the installation varies from apartment to apartment as the result of individual installer preferences and decisions. Whereas off-site production guarantees standardisation and the most efficient installation possible, allowing for ease of access for maintenance after installation.
In addition to this are the environmental benefits provided by the equipment within the modular units. This is provided by the BMS, which functions as ‘the brain’ for the apartment, and controls the heating, cooling and lighting controls; the MVHR (mechanical ventilation with heat recovery unit); and the HIU (heat interface unit) – the interface between central boiler and apartment which eliminates the need for every apartment to have a boiler.
There are also cost-efficient benefits of using the modular unit as complex services interfaces are undertaken in the factory. The ductwork, wiring and pipes distributed throughout the apartment are effectively ‘plugged in’ once the unit has arrived on site."
Read more at Native Land www.native-land.com
28/03/2017 10:25 by Buildington
Multiplex and Native Land marked the final stages of construction development Burlington Gate with a topping out ceremony.
Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land commented: “We are delighted with the progress of the construction at Burlington Gate. The team has done a great job to deliver this project to such a high standard and we look forward to continuing our long-term relationships with all those we have worked with on this development.”
Having purchased the property from Standard Life in 2012, an investment consortium comprising Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), Amcorp and Native Land, with Native Land acting as Development Manager, secured planning for the comprehensive redevelopment of the site in 2014 and Burlington Gate is now in the final stages of construction.
Graham Stirk, Senior Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and design partner on the project, commented: “Burlington Gate is an example of how architecture can be both modern and respectful of tradition. The building has a calm and structured exterior reflecting the importance of this very ordered, historic area. A public arcade interrupts this calm, allowing glimpses into an exotic world within – an ‘Alice through the looking glass’ experience if you wish. The synergy of the arcade, its associated galleries, and the residential building, are drawn together as one experience to create a sense of place enhancing its unique Mayfair surroundings.”
Burlington Gate will comprise 42 apartments, with hotel style amenities, together with gallery spaces on the ground and lower ground floors.
A highlight of the project is a new public arcade, which is the first in Mayfair since the 1930’s. This dynamic public space will create a through route between Old Burlington Street and Cork Street.
The project will also contribute ca £6 million to Westminster City council for affordable housing as part of the Section 106 Agreement, as well as extensive improvements to Cork Street.
Native Land’s public realm improvements are the catalyst to a wider ‘East Mayfair’ initiative being coordinated by Westminster City Council, that will see improvements including resurfacing, landscaping, seating and parking and loading management being made to a number of streets in Mayfair’s luxury retail, arts and fashion district.
14/12/2016 18:44 by Buildington
Native Land has secured planning approval from Westminster City Council for the redevelopment of 30 Old Burlington Street. Westminster’s Planning & City Development Committee has agreed to the plans for new residential and enhanced gallery provision.
The new development will consist of nine floors, with 42 one, two and three bedroom apartments spread over floors 1 – 8. The ground floor will accommodate a new arcade linking Cork Street and Old Burlington Street.
The building is designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, said:
“We welcome Westminster City Council's decision to approve our plans for 30 Old Burlington Street. These proposals will greatly enhance Cork Street and the experience of visiting one of London’s most established art gallery districts, by both augmenting the gallery offering of the building and creating an arcade with a permanent dedicated space for young and emerging artists.
“The combination of art galleries, purpose built residential and a contemporary arcade is unique, with appeal both to domestic and international buyers alike looking to live in Mayfair.”
Source: Native Land 12. August 2013 native-land.com
27/08/2013 18:11 by Buildington
Planning application received by Westminster City Council for:
DEVELOPMENT SITE AT 29-30 OLD BURLINGTON STREET AND 22-27 CORK STREET: Demolition of the existing building and construction of a new building comprising nine floors above ground and three basement levels, including retail (Class A1) (of which a minimum of 994m2 GIA shall be occupied by Art Galleries), restaurant (Class A3), residential accommodation (Class C3; 42 flats), a publicly accessible arcade at ground floor level, hard and soft landscaping, green roof, roof top plant, access and servicing, ancillary car and cycle parking and other associated works.
Source: Westminster City Council www.westminster.gov.uk/planning
Ref. no: 13/01715/FULL
Date: Mon 18 Feb 2013
06/03/2013 14:34 by Buildington