Paddington Square, London

WSP developed the initial design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop to prioritise greater energy-efficiency and ensure emissions will decline as the electricity grid decarbonises.


  • London English GL


Project Value

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Project Status

  • Completion 2022
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carbon reduction on Part L requirements
39% 39%
further reduction in carbon emissions by 2050
37% 37%
of space heating met by heat pumps
67% 67%
The project was guided by sustainability from the outset, aiming to achieve BREEAM Excellent and to comply with the significant emission reductions required by the London Plan. We then took this a step further by examining how heat pumps could cut carbon compared to CHP
Chris Hempsall Technical Director, WSP
When we started looking at this back in 2018, it was clear the grid was getting greener but planning policies didn’t yet reflect this. We pre-empted this change, examining the carbon-reduction benefits of electric heat pumps on our own initiative.
Jacob Cox Senior Energy Engineer, WSP

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