Finchley Memorial Hospital
Finchley Memorial Hospital is a 9800m2 new build community hospital comprising intermediate care facilities, renal dialysis units, outpatients department, rehabilitation unit, diagnostics, infusion unit and GP practices. This facility provides a Primary Care Facility and community hospital with stroke rehabilitation facilities.
Elementa’s work included the design of all mechanical, electrical and public health services and sustainability engineering design. A BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating has been achieved and the client brief is a 25 year life span. SHINE, the learning network for sustainable healthcare buildings is involved in the development and had set an energy target of 35 GJ/100m3/annum.
To achieve the required rating and energy target, Elementa performed Dynamic Thermal Modelling of the building to achieve best energy efficiency, led energy workshops and undertook feasibility studies. Applying knowledge and expertise we were able to propose the optimum solutions, and address a number of issues including; assessing alternative design and ventilation strategies, diagnosing overheating problems, exploring potential improvement options, evaluating the implications of EPCs for new buildings and assessing the energy performance
Elementa, working closely with the design team, have provided energy options including: rain water harvesting, ground source heat pump with inverters, air to air heat pumps, natural ventilation via passive stack in large communal areas, solar photo voltaics, CHP, low flow taps / toilets and energy efficient lighting. Winner of Best Design at the Partnership Bulletin Awards 2013.