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Eco-friendly new-build care facility with extensive use of on-site renewables



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10% carbon emissions reduction achieved using on-site renewable technology
  • Permeable paving system with attenuation tanks and pond to provide a SUDS solution
  • Willmott Dixon site team organised charity events to raise funds for the hospice

Willmott Dixon have taken the time to understand the key issues for us in taking over the building and have been very helpful in accommodating familiarisation visits, FM training and relations with our neighbours. Simon Whelan, project manager, Marie Curie Developments

The design and construction of a 4,729m2 specialist palliative care facility comprising 24 single en suite bedrooms with supporting services and facilities, a day care services area and ancillary facilities and all associated front of house, back of house and office accommodation on a greenfield site, together with car parking, drainage, soft and hard landscaping and highway works.

The new hospice provides 21st Century facilities, replacing an existing out-dated hospice in Solihull.

Members of the site team participated in numerous charity events to raise funds for Marie Curie, including the Great North run and the London to Brighton cycle ride.

Sustainable features

  • 10% carbon emissions reduction achieved using on-site renewable technology
  • Use of a gas-fired CHP unit as the primary heating source for domestic hot water and under floor heating to the bedrooms
  • Natural ventilation provided to most areas, minimising the comfort cooling requirements
  • A system combining VRV and ASHPs provides heating and cooling to limited rooms
  • A permeable paving system with attenuation tanks and pond provide a SUDS solution

Willmott Dixon have taken the time to understand the key issues for us in taking over the building and have been very helpful in accommodating familiarisation visits, FM training and relations with our neighbours.


Simon Whelan, project manager, Marie Curie Developments