The Darlington Memorial Hospital project involves comprehensive refurbishment and infrastructure works as part of an ongoing masterplan.
The upgrading and remodelling of the existing facility is being procured under the P21 partnering regime and includes a new Energy Centre, infrastructure works, reconfiguration and refurbishment of the A&E Department, upgrade of seven floors of the ward block, a new Intensive Treatment and High Dependency Units / Theatre refurbishments. Works also included upgrading and refurbishment of The Memorial Hall, the Trust’s Listed Building on-site.
Devereux Architects completed the design of the new Energy Centre from feasibility through to completion. Eleven options were originally considered for the Outline Business Case including options to accommodate the energy facility in existing buildings but the final solution was to construct a purpose built Energy Centre located close to the main load centre in order to minimize distribution sizes. The centre provides a connection into new and existing medium pressure hot water distribution mains, steam distribution mains and 11kV / 400V electrical distribution mains. A variety of performance indicators were considered in selecting the CHP equipment including: CHP quality index, carbon emission savings, payback periods and ten year net present values.
Client: County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Programme: 2010 - 2011
Value: £23 million