Walpole Student Accommodation
Client: Karrada Developments Ltd. & Cami Property Ltd
Architect: Cooley Architects
The Walpole is a new £5.8m five-storey student accommodation development comprising 87 rooms with associated communal spaces, located in the London Borough of Lewisham. The development provides high-quality accommodation for the increasing student population around Goldsmiths. In our capacity as BREEAM advisors and assessors, we worked with the team to achieve the required Excellent rating. A gas-fired CHP system and an extensive photovoltaic array were installed to provide low carbon electricity for the development, as part of our work preparing the London Plan energy statement. The careful design was required to maximise the use of space on the small site and the design included a green wall and green roof to increase biodiversity.