Gleeds celebrates BREEAM® Excellence Award
Gleeds has been awarded a BREEAM® Excellence Award as part of the project team delivering Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s new Elective Orthopaedic Theatre building at Nottingham City Hospital.
The scheme, which is being constructed by Interserve under the P21+ framework, beat competition from four rival healthcare schemes having reached the shortlist for being one of the fifth highest BREEAM®-scoring buildings in the healthcare sector.
Gleeds was appointed as BREEAM® assessor at RIBA Stage 0 and has worked with Nottingham University Hospitals and Interserve throughout the design phase to develop a sustainable build. Key features include reduced carbon emissions through improved insulation, lighting and zero carbon technology; life cycle cost planning; low impact construction materials at A or A+ rating; and improved amenity access and recreational space containing grassland and wildflower habitats.
Jonathan Stewart, Director for Gleeds, said: “The clinical nature of the building and the need to provide a sterile environment posed a challenge in achieving BREEAM® on this project. Through early stakeholder engagement, aided by the P21+ procurement process, the project team has successfully developed a solution that delivers on functionality, environmental benefit, responsibly sourced material and biodiversity.”
Gavin Dunn, Director of BREEAM® said: "The outstanding quality of this year's winning projects has set the sustainable development bar even higher. They are not only testament to incredible technological ingenuity but also to the resourcefulness and vision of the teams that brought them to life and their ability to put people at their heart."
These new state-of-the-art theatres will provide surgical facilities for the treatment of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements, when it opens in early 2015.