Finchley Memorial Hospital is a 9,800 m² new build community hospital comprising intermediate care facilities, renal dialysis units, outpatients department, rehabilitation unit, diagnostics, infusion unit, and general practitioner practices.
This facility provides a Primary Care Facility and community hospital with stroke rehabilitation facilities.
Introba (formerly Elementa Consulting)’s work included designing all mechanical, electrical, and public health services and sustainable engineering design. A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating has been achieved, and the client brief is a 25-year life span. SHINE, the learning network for sustainable healthcare buildings, is involved in developing and setting an energy target of 35 GJ/100 m³/annum.
Introba performed Dynamic Thermal Modelling of the building to achieve the best energy efficiency, led energy workshops, and undertook feasibility studies to achieve the required rating and energy target. Applying knowledge and expertise, we were able to propose the optimum solutions and address several issues, including; assessing alternative design and ventilation strategies, diagnosing overheating problems, exploring potential improvement options, evaluating the implications of EPCs for new buildings, and assessing the energy performance.
Introba, working closely with the design team, has provided energy options, including rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pump with inverters, air to air heat pumps, natural ventilation via passive stack in large communal areas, solar photovoltaics, CHP, low flow taps/toilets and energy-efficient lighting. Winner of Best Design at the Partnership Bulletin Awards 2013.