The multi-million pound St Andrew’s Community Hospital and Health Centre was completed in July 2009, replacing the existing Victorian cottage hospital. It includes three GP practices, minor injuries and outpatient departments as well as palliative care and catering facilities.
The building had to meet its annual energy consumption target; this was achieved using methods such as heat recovery, solar shading, geothermal heat pumps and presence detection lighting control.
- Patient call and staff attack systems
- Back-up power and heating
- Customised natural and mechanical ventilation systems
- Solar shading on west and south façade to avoid use of cooling systems
- Geothermal heat pump, providing heating to building zones
- Reverse cycle heat pumps serving administration areas
- Energy efficient lighting including presence detection and daylight linking systems
- Siting air-handling plant to minimise duct runs and benefit from low power requirements
- Reduced running costs
- Energy consumption figure under target achieved (33.15 GJ/110m3 compared to 35GJ/100m3)
- Delivered on time and on budget
- Incorporation of CHP plant for Bi-Energy Generation of Electricity and Heat