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Coombe Road, New Malden

Key facts

Year Completed



TP Bennett




SRG New Malden/Thorstone Land and Property Ltd

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating


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A proposed development in New Malden has been granted planning approval. Plans include demolishing the buildings at numbers 5 to 29 Coombe Road and building one three-to-five storey and one six-to-seven storey building, holding between them 83 homes, as well as shops and office space

BWB were responsible for the M&E design, Energy Strategy, BREEAM Pre-Assessment and Overheating Analysis. This combined appointment allowed BWB to influence the facade design to ensure well insulated facades in winter were balanced with overheating concerns in summer to provide a comfortable year round environment.

A centralised basement plantroom provides community heating for the development, with the ability to connect to a future district heating network should this be available in the local area in years to come. The CHP unit meets the base domestic hot water load and provides carbon dioxide emissions reduction in line with GLA guidance and also helps to reduce future residents energy bills.

Key Challenges

Due to the elongated planning process the GLA guidance on overheating changed throughout the planning application process. Due to the careful design process we were able to adapt the building to suit the updated overheating guidance and overcome the overheating risks associated with the climate change.