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.

The construction of the flueing system at Darlington Memorial Hospital

The flue being positioned into place

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