Permission was granted in 2012 for the redevelopment of the iconic greyhound racing stadium in Walthamstow, East London. Existing Stadium buildings, with the exception of the landmark front façade were demolished to facilitate the architect’s vision.
The project masterplan consists of the following:
- 292 new homes, including maisonettes, apartments and houses
- Key amenities for residents, including a car park, cycle storage and recycling facilities
- Facilities to benefit the wider community, including a nursery, a café, a sports centre and pocket allotments
- Sensitive restoration and refurbishment of the Stadium’s Grade II listed Tote building and former dog kennels. These will ultimately be brought into long-term use for the whole community
- Car charging points for electric hybrid cars
Gattica Associates knowledge of the disconnection process enabled the site to be cleared safely and efficiently prior to construction work. In order to obtain the most efficient and cost effective new supplies for the site, Gattica Associates understanding of the energy markets enabled them to procure the new substations using an IDNO (Independent Distribution Network Operator) ensuring the most effective solution for the contractor and the end users.
- Removal, disconnection or abandonment of all existing utilities including an electricity substation
- Procurement and coordination of the installation of the two new electricity substations
- Negotiation with Environment Agency to install 11kV electricity cables through a culvert
- Procurement of new supplies of water, gas and electricity, including SMART Meters in all of the residential properties
- Coordination of utility connections to the Combined Heat and Power centre (CHP)