TfL West Ham Bus Garage
West Ham bus garage for London Buses is one of the largest bus garages in Europe. This is one of three garages for TfL designed by PRS. It is also the most environmentally sustainable bus garage in the UK, considerably exceeding the Mayor's target of 20% on-site renewables generation. The building achieves the following:
- 'A' rated Energy Performance Certificate
- 33% carbon reduction over a typical benchmark industrial building through a thermally efficient building envelope, CHP systems, renewable energy generation, natural lighting and natural ventilation in office areas
- 27.5% on CO2 reduction through renewable sources, including biomass boilers and a 100kW wind turbine
- Improvements to the site's ecology and biodiversity through green roofs, perimeter landscaping and decontamination of the brownfield site. 50% of the roof is a green roof, which together with rainwater harvesting forms part of the SUDS drainage scheme.
Within an environment of ever increasing demand for bus services and with a continuing upwards trend in bus patronage within Greater London, the network capacity provided by the existing garages also needs to be upgraded. This garage provides a capacity of 350 buses and is operated by East London buses. It also houses the head office for the operator.
The proposal forms part of the wider regeneration programme for the formerly highly industrial area, and complements proposed residential and mixed use developments on the adjoining site.