K:Port Electric Vehicle Charging Station
K:Port Electric Vehicle Charging Station
MUSEUM FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
MUSEUM FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
PHOENIX CENTRAL PARK
PHOENIX CENTRAL PARK
BUNJIL PLACE
BUNJIL PLACE
WOODEN SPHERE
WOODEN SPHERE
AIRPORT Kutaisi
AIRPORT Kutaisi
D1 Tower
D1 Tower
Ithra
Ithra
La Seine Musicale
La Seine Musicale
Waste-to-Energy-Plant Leeds
Waste-to-Energy-Plant Leeds
International House Sydney
International House Sydney
King's College School Wimbledon
King's College School Wimbledon
ZDI MAINFRANKEN
ZDI MAINFRANKEN
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17.01.2022

Official opening of the Shell "EV Hub" in Fulham, London

On 13 January 2022, the official opening of the first purely "Electric Vehicle Charging Hub" took place in Fulham, London, UK. The market share of vehicles with electric drives is steadily increasing worldwide. Therefore, a conventional Shell petrol station in the London borough of Fulham has been transformed into a so-called "EV Hub", a charging station for electric vehicles. The "EV Hub" is the first of its kind in the UK and has 10 high-performance, undercover charging points.

 

For the canopy, 50 m³ of weather-resistant larch glulam and around 60 m² of cross laminated timber (CLT) were used. The larger of the two roofs house 7 vehicles and measures 22 m in length. The smaller, opposite roof construction houses 3 vehicles and measures around 10 m in length. Photovoltaic (PV) panels are mounted on the two roofs, which cantilever out about 7 m, ensuring that the charging process is powered exclusively by renewable energy. At the base points, the glulam supports were anchored by means of stainless-steel slotted plates concreted into the ground. The system is braced by the CLT panels. The entire timber construction was assembled in just a few days, as the individual frames were already prefabricated in the factory and transported to the construction site in their entirety. This ensured efficient assembly on site.