Kingston heights

Kingston Heights

  • Project:Kingston Heights
  • Client:NHP Developments
  • Contract value:£70million

Kingston Heights is a £70million mixed use development in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South West London for NHP Developments.

The development consists of 136 residential units, which includes 80 private apartments and 56 affordable homes which will be managed by Affinity Sutton. The project also includes a 150 bedroom hotel with meeting, banqueting and conference facilities.

Energy Efficiency

The development includes a highly sustainable district heating system that will provide all the heating, cooling and hot water requirements. The innovative system incorporates a state-of-the-art open loop ground source heat pump system that will use the natural heat of water in the nearby Thames - a highly efficient use of a natural resource to deliver the scheme’s renewable energy strategy.

Site challenges

The first phase of the project involved a technically challenging encapsulation of a UK Power Networks substation within a steel-lined concrete ‘box’ approximately 200m high by 38m wide and 4 storeys high.

The enclosure was constructed using pre-cast concrete for the columns, bridge beams and infill panels, and required a 1,200 tonne mobile crane to lift the 50 ‘u’ shape beams that formed the podium deck.

Award winning

Kingston Heights has won numerous environmental awards including:

  • 24 Housing Awards 2014, Best Green Scheme
  • Heating and Ventilation Awards 2014, Renewable Project of the Year
  • Climate Week Awards 2014, Best New Technology
  • Sustainable City Awards 2014:
    • Sustainable Building
    • Tackling Climate Change – shortlisted only.