• Satellite Radiotherapy Unit, Wales

    Client: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board / Velindre University NHS Trust
    Value: £14m
    Our services: Civil and Structures, Geo-environmental, SuDS/SAB, Flood Consequence Assessment

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    The scheme involves the demolition of the existing antenatal clinic and the construction of a new satellite radiotherapy unit, housing state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator’s (LinAc’s). To respond to the site’s natural surroundings, sustainable design was at the heart of the client’s requirements, with a focus on patient wellbeing through low carbon design (operational and embodied carbon), and enhancing the biodiversity and amenity value of the site.

    Sustainable and low carbon solutions is at the forefront of the design and the following key items implemented; decarbonisation strategy implemented, incorporating Passivhaus principles; a big focus on embodied carbon reduction – utilising our embodied carbon tool, an embodied sensitivity study was undertaken; the structural design focusses on good design choices, to provide lean solutions, as well as material choices, to provide tangible carbon reduction output.

    Key points

    • Decarbonisation strategy implemented, incorporating Passivhaus principles
    • The structural design focusses on good design choices, to provide lean solutions, as well as material choices, to provide tangible carbon reduction output
    • Both full glulam and steel-glulam hybrid structure was considered for the building
    • A fully modular solution for LinAc bunker and radiation shielding provided, providing a demountable and re-useable system

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