Our project at Nottingham City Hospital nears completion

Work on our £25m project with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is taking shape as we work towards completion at Nottingham City Hospital by the end of the year.

Nottingham City Hospital was the last coal-run hospital site in the UK, so we’ve installed energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies to replace the aged gas and coal fired boilers, and have replaced the old laundry building with a brand-new energy centre. When demolishing the laundry building, we had to ensure the underground plantroom, service ducts and live services running under the demolition area were not affected.

The 287kW solar PV arrays on the roof spaces are installed, commissioned, and now supply electricity to the hospital, and the 350kW air source heat pumps are in situ and ready to be commissioned. We’ve upgraded 6,626 lights across the hospital to LED fittings, which not only reduces energy consumption, but enhances the patient experience in both the wards and common areas too.

We’ve also installed 1.1km of new pipework in the underground service ducts which supply steam, condensate, and low temperature hot water pipework to 36 plantrooms. During the installation, we ensured service of supply was not interrupted and that there was a seamless changeover.

Once complete, this project will reduce the Trust’s carbon footprint by 14,000 tonnes a year, and guarantee energy savings of at least £1.3m a year for the Nottingham City Hospital.

Read more about the project here.

"We're delighted to have been supported by Vital Energi on the City Energy Project. It's part of our drive to make our hospitals greener and more sustainable, and a major step forward on our journey to net zero carbon. The journey now continues following our recent successful Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) 3 grant award of £74m which will allow us to further invest in carbon reduction at the City Hospital and at the Queen's Medical Centre between now and March 2024."

Andrew Chatten, Director of Estates and Facilities at the Trust