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Dalkia takes Elephant & Castle utility deal

Specialist energy firm Dalkia has taken a groundbreaking deal to provide all of the services for buildings to be constructed as part of the £1.5 billion regeneration of Elephant & Castle in south London.

The firm saw off challenges from London ESCo and Thameswey Energy for the deal with Southwark Council that will see it put in a combined heat, power and cooling system that will link to each development.

Projects that will benefit from the system include Brookfield’s 43 storey Strata Tower, Lend Lease's commercial redevelopment of the former Elephant & Castle shopping centre, First Base’s 44 storey 360-London tower and a series of housing projects to replace the Heygate council estate.

The system, known as the MUSCo, or Multi Utility Service Company, will also provide all the non-potable water for developments from two boreholes already sunk on the site, and fibre optic cabling to every address.

The Dalkia consortium also includes Three Valleys Water and InexusFibre Networks.

It will now work with the council to hammer out the final details of the deal before signing before the end of the year.

The system is expected to be up and running for heat and power in 2010.