We have recently been awarded the access package for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s new Childrens Medical Centre.

The £300m Mittal Children’s Medical Centre is set to buck the recent economic downturn by becoming one of the few hospital projects to go onsite in 2009. Although the health and education sector has seen recent cutbacks, The Mittal Centre is fortunately one of the few projects going ahead this year.

The scheme has been designed by UK based architectural practice Llewelyn Davies Yeang (LDY) and sets a new benchmark for ‘green’ design. 

The new centre consists of two linked buildings to be developed in two phases. The first phase will be the construction of the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building that will feature many energy-saving technologies, including combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) units designed to achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions.

Other aspects of the building’s green design include a sedum plant roof, as well as sensor taps, efficient toilets, showers and appliances. Natural paints and linoleum, and low VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials have been selected for most of the interior finishes, while all timber will be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified from sustainable managed sources.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) NHS Trust has set the new centre the target of a 120% carbon reduction and a renewable energy contribution of at least 60% by 2016, when the second phase of the project is due for completion.

The intention is to keep the entire hospital fully operational throughout the redevelopment period. Upon completion the centre will provide better accommodation for families, support for disabled children being prepared to go home and modern facilities for various departments, including Medical Daycare, Biomedical Engineering and two new operating theatres.

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