Environmentally Responsible Energy Provision for Downshire Hospital

Case study Client: The Down Lisburn Trust Value: ¬£1.3m Project:In 2005 the Downshire Hospital occupied a 55 acre site to the east of Downpatrick, County Down and provided accommodation for psychiatric patients in a mixture of 19th and 20th century buildings. Most of the buildings were supplied via a district heating network from the Hospital’s … Continue reading “Environmentally Responsible Energy Provision for Downshire Hospital”

The New Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Optimising sustainable solutions Client: Bilfinger + Berger BOT Ltd Value: ¬£32M Project:The Trust’s primary objective was to procure a new 16,800 m2 hospital to provide modern, high quality, specialist health care for the people of Gloucestershire. The hospital would provide: Excellent clinical care. Fast, convenient, patient-friendly services. A modern, sympathetic environment. Efficient use of resources. … Continue reading “The New Gloucestershire Royal Hospital”

Meeting NHS Energy Targets – New Lymington Hospital

Client: Rydon Construction Limited Value: ¬£29.7M Project:In 2004 Rydon Construction were developing a PFI project to deliver a new community hospital for the New Forest Primary Care Trust. The New Lymington Hospital, which was to be constructed on a sensitive site adjacent to the Lymington River, would serve the local population of 182,000. The Hospital … Continue reading “Meeting NHS Energy Targets – New Lymington Hospital”

Fire protection scheme University Hospital of Wales

Client: Welsh Health Common Services Agency (WHCSA) Project:¬†The University Hospital of Wales is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. The main ward block houses 800 beds and is a high-rise building. In addition, there is a three-story medical block and a three-story dental block. The three buildings are interconnected by subways and tunnels. … Continue reading “Fire protection scheme University Hospital of Wales”

Risk Management – Legislation Changes Affecting Hospital Development

Client: Skanska Value:¬†¬£1Bn Project:¬†In December 2003 Skanska (Barts & The London) became the Preferred Bidder for the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Barts and The London hospitals PFI project. The contractual arrangements made Skanska responsible for the financial consequences of complying with any foreseeable changes in law and standards that affected the project between their … Continue reading “Risk Management – Legislation Changes Affecting Hospital Development”

Whole life costing and life-cycle assessment for sustainable hospital design

Client:¬†¬†Skanska (Kvaerner Construction) Project: ¬†Kvaerner Construction was invited to tender for a new hospital building by an NHS Trust. The client output specification required Kvaerner to demonstrate its approach to ‚ÄėGreen Building Principles’. In its bid to the client, Kvaerner presented a combined whole life cost (WLC) analysis and life-cycle assessment (LCA) of environmental impact … Continue reading “Whole life costing and life-cycle assessment for sustainable hospital design”

The procurementof sterilisation equipment

For the New Princess Margaret Hospital Swindon Client:¬†Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust Project: In 2002, the Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust procured a new acute hospital under PFI arrangements. The Trust had, however, retained the responsibility for equipping and managing the Hospitals Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit (HSDU) which was being built within the scheme to … Continue reading “The procurementof sterilisation equipment”

Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre – Sustainability Consultant

Project: Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre Client: Interserve Project Services Ltd BRE Scotland Role: Sustainability Consultant Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre has been developed as a new multi-purpose facility to include GP services, dental services, physiotherapy, learning disability services, speech therapy, audiology, physiotherapy, podiatry, community nursing and social work services.¬† The designers aim … Continue reading “Renfrew Health and Social Work Centre – Sustainability Consultant”

A retrospective health impact assessment of housing standards interventions in Derby

A retrospective health impact assessment of housing standards interventions in Derby Renovation and refurbishment works have been carried out to 32 dwellings in Brindley Court Derby. A quantitative Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of this project is considered in this report. The HIA considers the improvements within the dwellings by relating them to the mitigation of … Continue reading “A retrospective health impact assessment of housing standards interventions in Derby”