Hamworthy installation betters legislation
Boiler plant in new hospitals that are part of the ‘Pride project’ for NHS Northumberland Tyne & Wear exceed the minimum efficiency required by the Energy Related Products Directive that will take effect from September 2015 and Part L of the Building Regulations 2013. The £60 million capital project consists of a new 122-bed hospital on the former Ryhope hospital site and a new 24-bed dementia care unit on the Monkwearmouth Hospital site in Sunderland.
To meet the energy-efficiency standard required for new buildings, the project manager at Crown House Technologies specified Hamworthy Heating’s Dorchester DR-FC Evo condensing water heat and Fleet condensing wall-hung boilers. These products offer gross seasonal efficiencies of up to 98% and 97%, respectively.
The new hospital, named Hopewood Park, comprises six 18-bed wards and a 14-bed psychiatric intensive-care unit. There are also offices, a café, treatment suites and a faith centre.
Each ward has its own plant room with the same equipment and layout. There is a wall-hung boiler and two water heaters in each plant room, with varying outputs depending on demand.
There is one boiler and two water heaters at Monkwearmouth Hospital.