Wakley Street, Islington

Wakley Street, Islington

Wakley Street, Islington

Wakley Street, Islington - Student Residency

Project: Wakley Street, Islington, London
Value: £7.8m
Client: Infrastructure Investments Ltd
Architect: Church Lukas


The scheme comprises Student Residences with some allied commercial accommodation at ground level and an adjacent small private residential building.  The project is within the ‘London Plan' area and therefore Planning is conditional upon a very demanding energy strategy resulting in low CO2 emissions.  BCM has produced the optimum rational servicing strategy which complies with Planning Requirements without resorting to utilising a number of expensive different renewable technology sources. 


  • EPC Rating: A25
  • 46% carbon reduction from Part L
  • BREEAM Excellent
  • Achieved Islington Planning Requirements
  • Option to omit £100k from Capital Cost for CHP
  • Cost effective renewable energy solution (28% on site)
  • Low lifetime energy costs
  • Significantly reduced capital costs by avoiding the use of ground source heat pumps and boreholes