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Bunhill 2 Energy Centre
by Cullinan Studio and McGurk Architects

Paul Raftery

The Bunhill 2 Energy Centre is designed to capture excess heat from the London Underground to help warm over 1,000 buildings in the city.

Islington Council's Bunhill 2 Energy Centre is characterised by civic industrial architecture that could begin to define this new typology of heat networks.

Bunhill 2 is the first scheme in the world to take waste heat from a transport network and use it to provide lower-cost, greener heat for local homes, businesses, schools and leisure centres.

The project provides a blueprint for decarbonising heat in potential future schemes in London and around the world, making cities more self-sufficient in energy to become zero-carbon.


This project has been longlisted in the infrastructure project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: Cullinan Studio and McGurk Architects
Project: Bunhill 2 Energy Centre
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