Shell Electric Vehicle Charge Hub – Fulham, London
Bowman Riley was invited to present designs and assist in the delivery of Shell’s first fully electric vehicle charging hub in Fulham, London. This project follows our competition-winning design of Shell’s Flagship forecourt in the London Borough of Barnet, which introduced electric recharging.
The Fulham charging hub is the first time that Shell has converted an entirely traditional fuels site to an entirely electric site, illustrating their commitment to transforming the UK’s energy infrastructure to a cleaner alternative.
Placing customer experience at the forefront of the design, we re-imagined how an energy forecourt may operate. We enhanced the customer offer with a comfortable area to work whilst their cars charge and refreshments from Waitrose and Costa Coffee.
The very latest charging technology will be installed on this site, providing rapid charging units capable of charging cars from empty to full in just 15 minutes. An extensive amount of research and development was also put into ensuring all the electrical items run quietly even on hot days, imperative for the local community.
Another Shell UK first, the design features two prefabricated timber glulam canopies sourced from sustainable forests to create the structure for a solar array above. These BI-PV solar panels allow natural light to pass through the canopy, protect customers from inclement weather and generate renewable energy. The scheme also incorporates a fully sustainable drainage strategy through the use of permeable paving and underground attenuation tanks.
After many years unchanged we were asked to redesign the Shell monolith sign. A brand-new digital monolith sign was developed for this site on behalf of Shell Global and will provide a live feed of information for electric vehicle drivers approaching the forecourt.
See our other projects in the energy sector.