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Scott Brownrigg rehouses Royal Horse Artillery

Scott Brownrigg has completed the new £16 million home for the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Woolwich

The mounted unit moved into the stable complex, which will run on its own bio-fuel made from horse manure and bedding, last month from St John’s Wood.

The scheme provides stabling and support facilities for 170 horses as well as provision for the troop’s history gun carriages.

Ed Hayden, the associate architect at Scott Brownrigg, said: ‘From day one, we envisaged the creation of a carbon minus design, creating a facility which would provide more energy than it would consume; sustainability was therefore one of the key drivers.

‘The architecture is simple, elegant and robust, reusing elements of the existing buildings where possible, and creating axes and views onto adjacent heritage landmarks.’

Scott Brownrigg's proposed £16 million stables for the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery - model

Scott Brownrigg’s proposed £16 million stables for the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery - model

Previous story (AJ 30.06.2010)

Scott Brownrigg to rehouse Royal Horse Artillery

[FIRST LOOK] Architects Scott Brownrigg has landed the £16 million job to move the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from St John’s Wood in North London to a new home in Woolwich, south of the Thames

The practice is part of the victorious Morgan Sindall team which also includes Buro Happold, RPS Group (Landscape) and equine consultants Reitanlagen-Stiller.

Hailed as an ‘eco-friendly’ home, the new stable complex at Napier Lines will house 170 horses and will run entirely on its own bio-fuel made from horse manure and bedding.

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