Balfour Beatty is to include combined heat and power and on-site renewable technology in its development of a student building in central London.

Student accommodation developer Urbanest has signed up Balfour Beatty to build the 33-storey student tower on the planned Vauxhall Square site in west London.
Vauxhall skyscrapers
Work will start immediately on the £42m project to build 454 apartments at 5 Miles Street.

The project forms part of developer CLS’s wider £400m regeneration of Vauxhall Square, which will eventually see twin 50-storey office and flats towers built alongside a new hotel and cinema complex.

Solar photovoltaic panels and a green roof will used to reduced carbon emissions and fuel consumption, alongside a combined heat and power unit designed to recycle heat and energy within the development.

It is the second deal for Balfour on the vast Nine Elms regeneration site after it sealed a preconstruction services deal for Chinese developer Wanda to deliver a high-rise residential scheme.