Work is continuing to progress well at Northwick Park Hospital.
We’ve mechanically installed the water and air source heat pumps, electrical installation will follow, and we’re working hard to bring 647kWp of solar PV systems across 7 roof spaces to the commissioning phase.
The 2MW battery energy storage system has now been installed, which will maximise the use of onsite generation and help the hospital avoid import electricity at the most expensive times, as well as creating a smart grid from which the local community will benefit. We’re currently installing the HV supply connection and finishing the external finish to enclosure.
In addition, we’ve installed over 5000 new LED light fittings, completed the retrofit and upgrades of existing air handling units and chillers, and the pipework insulation upgrades, so the Trust will benefit from early financial savings and carbon reduction 8 months ahead of practical completion.
The main energy centre build is progressing extremely well too, and all main items of plant have been delivered to site and are undergoing M&E installation.
Gary McKiernan, Head of Construction, said:
“Our site project team is working extremely well with our client and all supply chains to ensure that the construction phase of the project continues to progress at the pace required to meet key milestones in an efficient and safe manner. There are many challenges yet to come, but I have every faith that the team will embrace these to deliver on time as we head towards commissioning the systems during the spring.”
We're delighted to be helping London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust on their net zero journey through a fully integrated, self-funding, multi technology energy solution, which will guarantee savings of £1.9m a year for the Trust and significantly reduce carbon emissions at Northwick Park Hospital.