A planned combined heat and power (CHP)-based district heating scheme is to serve a new-build housing development in London, UK.

The scheme will be developed by Veolia for Orbit South Housing Association’s 305-home Erith Park development in the borough of Bexley.

Veolia said the project will feature an energy centre, which the company will manage, based initially on two CHP units. To allow for expansion, connection points have been built in for additional boilers and CHP units.

The heating network will use individual radial circuits to each apartment building, and Consumer Interface Units within each home will link to the energy centre to enable billing and operator monitoring of temperatures and faults.

The Erith Park development includes a variety of building types and features rooftop solar panels. Its buildings comply with level 4 of the UK’s voluntary Code for Sustainable Homes, Veolia said.