"Proposed 23.34kWp solar PV system comprising of three rooftop areas for student accommodation in central London and projected to provide significant reductions in electricity usage for the new, community development project"
Callis Yard Solar PV Installation: In December 2013 a new scheme including a 20-storey tower was submitted by Metropolis Planning and Design on behalf of Inland Homes. This proposal was rejected by Greenwich Council, as it was considered too high and too dense (even though across the road several 21-storey towers have been approved). In the 2014 revised (and approved) scheme two storeys have been knocked off, so the 18-storey Callis Yard will be more or less the same height as Riverside House, the office block next door.
Callis Yard is a development site on the northside of Woolwich town centre, opposite the Waterfront development scheme and right next to Riverside House (see previous post). The original plan for this site consisted of a mixed residential-commercial scheme of 170 units in blocks of up to 10 storeys. After the 2008 credit crunch this plan was put on hold.
The new development has to squeeze in between some existing historic buildings (to the west), Riverside House (northeast) and Union House, a fairly recent apartment block on Bunton Street (southeast). Parts of a locally listed stables - the site was formerly used for horses and carts - will be restored.
The site will also be installed with solar PV systems by Irish company Comet Renewable Energy thus increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO² emissions while also becoming one of London’s latest energy efficient and renewable energy projects.