Project Main Features
As a fundamental service provider in the local community, Henley Green Medical Centre recognised its responsibility to demonstrate its commitment to limiting its contribution to Climate Change.
Funded with the help of a £1.4 million NHS grant, the state-of-the-art design uses the principles of healing architecture, so that the building is designed to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of patients, while reducing its environmental impact through the installation of low carbon technology.
Briar was appointed to design and project manage the installation of technology that would help the practice reduce its environmental impact and lower its energy consumption and costs.
Energy efficient LED lighting throughout the practice helps to contribute to the healing
architecture, while a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) comfort heating and cooling system enables different zones within the building to have their own temperature setting. The heating system therefore operates at greater efficiencies than the previous equivalent, while the lighting and hot water systems will use significantly less energy than before.
This challenging project comprised multiple aspects as part of the existing building was to be refurbished, whilst another section was new-build, and a third section, the Pharmacy, was fitted out to be immediately leased.
Briar was involved throughout the project and beyond in order to ensure the transition back into the new building was seamless.