Darlington Memorial Hospital
The primary heating services at Darlington Memorial Hospital were upgraded to create a new state-of-the-art energy centre which will reduce energy usage and deliver a significant reduction in the trust’s carbon emissions. This will help to fulfil the Trust’s goal of being a sustainable hospital. The energy centre has three Cummins Generators, two Byworth Steam Boilers, a Byworth LPHW Boiler and space for a future CHP boiler.
Schiedel Chimney Systems were engaged to supply and install all of the boiler, generator and CHP exhausts to the Energy Centre together with a 40 metre high free-standing multicore chimney. The system was designed for a 30 year working life.
Noise was a crucial issue because of the proximity of residential housing. As a result the flues were fitted with silencers to reduce the noise levels. The plant-room was also acoustically insulated.
Client: The County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation
Architect: Dewjoc Architects
Consultant: Corrigenda Group Services & RPS Gregory
Contractor: Crown House Technologies