BREEAM ‘EXCELLENT’ RATING FOR DEFINING COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Finchley’s new Memorial Hospital and Walk-in Centre achieves a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, meeting environmental and sustainability targets central to the development of a community hospital.
On the site of the former hospital it features Reynaers façade and fenestration systems throughout, contributing to the energy efficiency of this primary and social care facility for Barnet NHS Trust. A new community hospital designed by Murphy Phillips Architects it fully embraces and sets the standard for the new Department of Health guidance for flexible and adaptable healthcare facilities. The layout is based around generic modular clinical rooms and clusters reflecting the Health Building Notes for Primary and Community Care. Developed as part of a health campus, in conjunction with SHINE, the hospital delivers an environmentally responsible and sustainable contribution to the local surroundings and community.
Bespoke louvre and vent panel arrangements feature Reynaers ES 50 (Eco System) windows combining aesthetic design with energy efficiency. Three variants of CW 50 curtain wall were used including capped, structurally clamped and sloped with attic window inserts included. This ensures that central areas make the best use of natural light while automated openers aid ventilation and air circulation throughout the hospital.
Reynaers fire rated internal screens CS 77-FP E130/E160 are installed throughout key areas with access fire doors delivering safe emergency corridors should the building have to be cleared in the event of an emergency. Vision 50 doors, ideal for high usage, are installed on the main entrance and on busy thoroughfares providing excellent performance with low maintenance. It is also used effectively on internal screens throughout the hospital.
The four-storey development also contains examination and consultation rooms, 49 ensuite bedrooms and administration areas, pharmacy, GP practices, outpatients and rehabilitation departments and an infusion suite.
Completed on time and within budget the hospital has won a number of building accolades including a ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2014 CIBSE Awards and ‘Commended’ in the 2014 Civic Trust Awards.
“On its completion this was the largest hospital procured under the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust,” said Paul Duffy, Reynaers UK Sales Director. “It is now seen as a model development for similar facilities throughout the country with its exemplar sustainability and environmental credentials in which Reynaers systems played a significant role.”
Fabricators on the project were Deepdale Solutions who are also a Reynaers Fire Partner and main contractors were Galliford Try South East.