Jolles House




Project Description:

High-density construction of 70 apartments over 6 floors, the objective of the redevelopment was to provide new high-quality mixed tenure homes including a significant number of affordable family homes.


Project Principals and Objectives:


The existing 2 storey 1960’s block was to rationlised the site’s potential to provide affordable family homes and communal outdoor spaces. The objectives of the redevelopment are to:

• Provide new high quality mixed tenure homes including a significant number of affordable family homes.

• Provide open space with high quality landscaping and a variety of areas to suit different activities.

• Provide replacement parking for existing permit holding residents but no additional parking for the new homes, with the exception of disabled parking provision.

• Ensure a satisfactory relationship with the existing retained blocks on the estate and with the neighboring Corbin House.

• Improve and rationalise the site layout, including significant improvements to all spaces between buildings and the relationship with Bromley High Street. A successful relationship with the neighboring buildings and the community was critical to this development. The existing building had reached the end of their useful life, and the site needed to provide modern sustainable housing and communal outdoor spaces. A mix of accessible and affordable dwellings to be provided, including 10% wheelchair occupancy, and adaptable flats on the 3 rdFloor. KPI’s

• 3 No. new condensing boilers and 1 No. individual CHP plants shall be installed within the proposed plantroom. The gas boilers will operate in an n+1 arrangement.

• To support the CHP generators, 1 No. 500 litre thermal store will facilitate demand during periods of low load and at CHP start-up /turndown. The CHP will operate in parallel as lead heat distribution with the gas boilers sequenced to operate when the demand exceeds the load generated by the CHPs and thermal stores.

• The CHPs have individual flues (final flue design subject to final CHP manufacturer) which route horizontally through the ground floor to the flue riser where the flues rise to terminate above Jolles House.

• Electricity generated shall be distributed parasitically to serve the electrical load of the energy centre. Any surplus generated electricity shall be exported to the Grid.

MEPS Consulting were appointed to provide full M&E design services, RIBA stage 1 – 6 for the shell and core and apartment fit-out. This includes the provision of:

  • Heating Services – Combined Heat & Power (CHP) – Gas Fired Boiler Plant.
  • Ventilation Services – Heat Recovery
  • Hot & Cold Water Services
  • Natural Gas Services
  • Automatic Control Systems & BMS
  • Above Ground Foul Drainage
  • Mains & Sub Mains
  • Small Power
  • Smoke AOV & OV systems
  • Photovoltaics
  • Lighting – Lighting Control
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Alarms
  • Security Systems
  • Access Control
  • Data & Telecommunications containment
  • Lightning Protection
  • TV/FM/Satellite
  • Utility Services (gas, water, electricity, telecommunications)
  • Internal corridor overheating avoidance system.


Project Details:

Contract Value: £16m
Categories: Mixed Residential
Client: Poplar HARCA
Project Start Date: October 31, 2018
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