Accueillir les Jeux Olympiques est un grand honneur pour toute ville mais suppose aussi d’investir dans de nouvelles infrastructures, souvent sous-utilisées après la cérémonie de clôture. Londres a décidé de faire les choses autrement pour les Jeux de 2012 : la ville a construit le parc olympique Queen Elizabeth avec une vision à long terme, durable, qui place les riverains au cœur de son développement. Aujourd'hui, ENGIE, en partenariat avec la London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), continue de façonner un avenir durable pour ce nouvel espace métropolitain.
“The most enduring legacy of the Olympics will be the regeneration of an entire community for the direct benefit of everyone who lives there.”
Roger Taylor, Director of the Olympic Host Boroughs Unit
To support this neighborhood transformation, ENGIE has looked to its BETTER Places program.
Originally completed for the Olympic Games, ENGIE designed and constructed the state-of-the-art Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park district energy network, which it now operates as part of a long-term concession. Using low-carbon tri-generation, heating, cooling, and electricity are generated using local biomass. Post-Games, the network has been extended and is now serving homes, businesses, and communities across the Park and in neighboring areas of East London.
ENGIE is also active in a facilities management capacity. The revamped Park area is divided into a business district and several “neighborhoods,” each centered around parks and squares and boasting play areas for children, schools, community spaces and various leisure facilities. From horticultural maintenance to events management and park security, ENGIE is taking a full-service approach to help ensure that the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park realizes its destiny as a sustainable community.
and +63% connected cooling capacity since 2012
reduction in CO2 emissions
extended by additional 4km since 2012 & 40-year contract