Sustainable development – low carbon footprint, sustainable construction practice, waste minimisation
The new hospital will be one of the most environmentally friendly of its size in the country.
- It will have low energy consumption, halving the current amount of energy the hospital use per one hundred cubic metres.
- 20% of energy will be provided by renewable sources, thereby reducing carbon emissions.
- 90% of construction waste by volume will be reused or recycled after processing.
- 90% of demolition waste will be reused.
- Recycling facilities will be provided in the hospital and its grounds.
- The wards will be naturally ventilated.
- The concourse will be naturally cooled and ventilated.
- Eastward facing wards take the warming sun in the morning but face away from the overheating sun in the afternoon. This reduces the amount of energy needed to cool the rooms.
- The hospital has been designed to make use of plenty of natural daylight. Some areas will have smart control to switch the lights off when they are not needed.
- Better facilities will be provided for people who choose not to drive to the hospital.
Carillion plans to recruit 85% of the workforce needed to build the new hospital from the local area, either directly or via its local supply chain, providing a major source of employment for local people.
Green planted roofs and verdant landscape across the site and throughout the hospital will enhance the environment and support biodiversity.