It is just over a year since the completion of Phase 1 of a £650m redevelopment of The Royal London hospital, that saw it transformed into a state-of-the-art medical centre delivering world-class facilities. Occupying an area equivalent to 40 football pitches, the 6,000 bed hospital comprises of a cluster of inter-connected glass buildings that includes two 17-storey towers and a 10-storey tower.
With energy efficiency an important aspect of the project, Grundfos Pumps worked closely with Skanska to ensure that the complex pump solution would meet the very highest standards. The final solution provided pumps for all the heating, chilling, HWS and chilled water as well as the pressurisation units and packaged booster sets that are such a vital part of the hospitals infrastructure.
One year on and the hospital continues to meet its objectives and is successfully providing both the clinical as well as the energy targets it set itself. A point that is proved by the stats that show 134,636 A&E attendances, 80,020 hospital admissions, 4,600 births and 129 helipad patient landings.
Hospitals play a crucial role and Grundfos are delighted to continue to play their part in this lifecycle.