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NHS Princess of Wales Hospital Brookhaven Redevelopment



Value: £6.9 million Client: The NHS Trust


The Brookhaven inpatients facility is a redeveloped stand-alone building on the Princess of Wales Hospital campus in Bromsgrove that provides care for elderly patients with both Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The single storey facility will provide the patients with a comfortable, homely living, with all the benefits of care needed. Facilities include: 30 en-suite bedrooms with anti-ligature fittings, flexible bedrooms (i.e. flexibility to the size of the wards), assisted bathrooms, consulting rooms, shared living and dining areas, kitchen facilities, soft landscaping and courtyards, and 24 hour staff facilities. Anderson Green was responsible for the BREEAM Assessment of the project, which involved analysing and providing consultancy and advice on the sustainability aspects of the design, construction and occupant use.

Best in Class

The building incorporates various sustainable technologies and passive design features, including air source heat pump system, photovoltaics, solar shading, natural daylight, natural ventilation, combined composting/beekeeping facility, soft landscaped courtyards and garden, an allotment, and highly efficient and low carbon materials. One of the key installations to the facility was the provision of the heating and cooling via air source heat pumps, with back-up from the Princess of Wales Hospital district heating system. In addition to this highly efficient system, photovoltaics were also installed to off-set the use of electricity from the national grid. As a result of the above sustainable measures incorporated into the design and carried out during the design and construction processes, the Brookhaven redevelopment has achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ accreditation for sustainability.

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