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UK’s first fossil-fuel free mixed development.

Bankside Yards.

Native Land this week unveiled its sustainability strategy for Bankside Yards, which will make the mixed-use development the UK’s first major regeneration project with zero emissions in operation.


Bankside Yards will be served by a low-temperature, all-electric ‘5th Generation’ energy network on a scale not yet seen in the UK, to balance thermal energy across all of its eight new buildings and 14 restored railway arches. Each building will ‘extract’ or ‘reject’ energy into a single thermal network serving the entire development, significantly reducing operational energy.

Across the Bankside Yards site, the use of all-electric energy using heat pumps, optimised façades and high-efficiency building services systems, combined with Native Land’s commitment to a green energy purchasing agreement, will achieve net-zero carbon in operation.

Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, said: ‘At Bankside Yards we are using energy-efficient technology on an unprecedented scale, aiming to set a new benchmark for sustainability in large, mixed-use regeneration schemes. This is part of an integrated, site-wide, multi-building strategy for carbon reduction and biodiversity.’

Bankside Yards’ masterplan architects are PLP Architecture, Sweco are M&E and sustainability consultants, AKT II is the structural engineer, and landscape architects are Gillespies.