Willmott Dixon Community Healthcare Campus

Location Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering
Sector Healthcare
Client Willmott Dixon Construction and Primary Asset Architect White Design

Stephen Maddocks

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Cundall worked closely with Willmott Dixon and NG Bailey in refurbishing this building into a community healthcare campus. It was opened at the BRE Insite09 exhibition, demonstrating that healthcare facilities can be sustainably constructed and operated.

Key sustainable/cutting edge technologies incorporated by Cundall included:

  • A passively ventilated consulting room with electronically operated windows activated by temperature and CO2 concentration sensors also includes a phase change material that absorbs and releases heat as temperatures rise and fall
  • Mechanical ventilation was provided to two treatment rooms via fabric ducts, so that fresh air is taken either from the solar wall on the exterior of the building or from below the building in summer when the air temperature is less than ambient
  • Copper taps and copper handrails on the stairs reduce microbiological contamination risks, as the bacteria MRSA is unable to survive on copper alloy surfaces for longer than 90 minutes
  • Low-energy lighting is provided, including LED display lighting
  • Photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof of the building and energy from these the treatment room ventilation system is powered
  • The domestic hot water valve controls the hot water circulation to maintain the temperature required for healthcare facilities to negate the risk of legionella
  • Provision of data, electricity and water for mobile healthcare units was incorporated on the exterior of the building

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