resources Test beds & demonstrators

Facilitated demonstration sites for new cleantech innovation trials and existing cleantech pilots in London

  • Air quality

    Marylebone – London’s first clean air station

    Partnership with Airlabs, JC Decaux and BNP Paribas to trial Airlabs’ proprietary dual filter system (sitting within the specially adapted advertising units provided by JCDecaux) to remove particulate matter and nitrogen oxides from the air at Marylebone Station.

    Marylebone Station, Melcombe Pl, Marylebone, London NW1 6JJ
  • Green infrastructure & biodiversity

    Nature Smart Cities

    Brings together environmental researchers and technologists to develop the world’s first end-to-end open source system for monitoring bats: smart bat monitors tuning data into spectrograms are being deployed and tested in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London.

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Floor 10, 1 Stratford Place, E20 1EJ
  • Ambient Noise

    Noisetrap – West London Power station

    Noisetrap panels, designed by Sonobex Ltd and manufactured and installed by Merford Noise Control, in a trial by UK Power Networks at a substation in Bayswater. The panels absorb and cancel low frequency noise, whilst allowing natural airflow to cool the electrical equipment inside the building.

  • All

    Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

    Launched in April 2015, OPDC is the Local Planning Authority and regeneration agency for the 650 hectare site in west London. Home to HS2 and a key opportunity areas in London for demonstrating and deploying cleantech innovations in situ.

    OPDC, 7-11 Minerva Rd, Park Royal, London
  • Clean energy

    Olympic Park Energy Centre

    The Olympic Park is powered by two cutting-edge energy centres – one in King’s Yard on the west of the Park, and one near Westfield Stratford City forming a decentralised energy network of heating, cooling and power. This is the largest decentralised energy scheme to be built in the UK and makes a key contribution to the Park meeting its zero carbon ambitions.

    Kings Yard, 5 Clarnico Lane, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,
  • Clean energy

    Peer-to-peer energy trading

    A peer-to-peer electricity trading trial underway in Brixton, south London, in which households buy their energy from local sources such as neighbours or local businesses. Run by EDF Energy, University College London and Repowering London.

    Elmore HouseBrixton, London
  • Energy efficient buildings

    Sharing Cities

    Horizon 2020 funded programme trialling a range of technologies in LB of Greenwich including energy management systems in social housing blocks, energy-saving lighting and controls, and sensors and digital connectivity in lamp posts.

    Digital Greenwich, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich Peninsula, London
  • Clean energy

    Smart Bench Network London

    Strawberry Energy led network of smart benches in the a variety of London locations to allow people to charge phones, use free Wi-Fi, and track levels of air pollution, all powered by a solar panel.

    Elscot House, Arcadia Avenue, London, United Kingdom, N3 2JU
  • Clean transport

    Smart Mobility Living Lab

    Real world testbed in the QE Park and LB of Greenwich for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and the surrounding infrastructure, technology and business models that will make the future of transport possible.

  • Green infrastructure & biodiversity

    Barking Riverside Ltd: Wilds Ecology Centre

    A new Ecology Centre, where community organisations and researchers will work with local people to increase the knowledge and understanding of Barking Riverside’s unique wildlife. Due to open in July 2021 and includes real world demonstration spaces for urban ecology solutions.