Procured through the Bristol LIFT initiative and forming part of the Hengrove Park regeneration project, the hospital will provide a range of primary healthcare facilities including extensive outpatient facilities including consulting rooms, treatment rooms, physiotherapy, phlebotomy and a Day Assessment Unit. The building also includes state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities, a Minor Injuries Unit, operating theatres and 60 inpatient bed spaces, as well as a new Dental Training School.
The building adopts a range of environmental design features and will consume 30% less energy than the NHS best practice benchmark (only 27.6 GJ/100m3/annum). Photovoltaic cells will supply energy to power the feature lighting around the main entrance and a mini CHP Plan minimises energy wastage.
The building will consume 30% less energy than the NHS best practice benchmark, saving £89,000 on heating costs a year alone.
That’s the equivalent to:
4 full time emergency room registered nurses a year, or
heating 118 three bed terrace homes a year.