Gospel Oak regeneration

Community heating project (CHP)

The project

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) network project is now complete and provides heating to homes across six estates in the Gospel Oak area (Fleet Road, Dunboyne, Waxham & Ludham, Bacton High Rise, Wendling and Weedington). The network utilises surplus heat generated by the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) and delivers significant carbon reductions and low cost energy to residents.

You can view our factsheet on the CHP process and the benefits to residents (PDF)

The project has been partly funded by the Mayor Targeted Fund Stream and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). Savings realised from lower fuel costs will be used to set lower heating charges for residents.

CHP is a key deliverable within Camden’s new Environmental Sustainability Plan, Green Action for Change. The Gospel Oak CHP project would be a significant first step, with at least 2,800 tonnes of CO2 saved annually.

How many properties will be affected? What estates?

The project will provide energy for up to 1500 dwellings in Gospel Oak including Fleet and Dunboyne Estates.

What is the Energy Centre for?

The Energy Centre will connect the surplus heat from the hospital to the boiler houses in your block. It will also contain back-up boilers and a small Combined Heat and Power unit.  It is located in an existing building - a refurbished oil store at Cayford House, Fleet Road Estate.

What is Combined Heat and Power?

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems generate both heat and electricity simultaneously. These systems give more electricity and heat from a given amount of gas than would have been possible by having separate gas boilers and electricity generators.

CHP has been identified as one of the most effective ways of reducing carbon emissions in Camden. The project will have its own small CHP as a back-up to the surplus heat supplied by the hospital’s CHP plant which is the largest of its kind in Camden.

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