Supporting the NHS to tackle COVID
BAM delivered the NHS Nightingale Hospitals in Harrogate and Exeter. This involved converting an old DIY store into a 116 bed hospital in just 57 days and transforming the Harrogate conference centre into a 500 bed facility in less than three weeks. Both these schemes are a testament to exceptional teamwork with BAM employees, our supply chain and local volunteers coming together to support the NHS. (add link enabling people to find out more about these schemes)
Low carbon and sustainable
Government carbon reduction targets combined with a greater public awareness of climate change are pushing sustainability firmly onto the agenda. BAM is working with health clients to identify ways to reduce energy and improve performance of new and existing facilities. At Morriston Hospital, the new Specialist Rehabilitation Centre uses passive building design to reduce energy demand. It also features 42kW photovoltaic panels, which will export surplus energy to the main site. We also cut electricity use in Wharfedale Hospital’s theatres by 28%, saving six tons of carbon annually.
Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
Drawing on European best practice
We are able to draw on the knowledge and expertise of our teams across Europe, allowing us to share their health care best practice with our clients in the UK. In Germany, BAM is currently constructing the world’s first hospital built on Passiv principles and our Dutch projects regularly involve whole life performance considerations such as embodied carbon and maintenance when choosing materials and products. Other Dutch schemes such as Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam are using building design to support the healing environment.
Isala clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Maas Hospital, The Netherlands