Sustainability case study

Royal Brompton Hospital – Imaging Centre, Chelsea


Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, London, developed a new imaging centre. The scheme included the demolition of the previous building which was replaced by a new build imaging centre. It comprises three MRI scanners, a CT scanner, clinical rooms, offices, associated sanitary facilities, and outside space. The development was assessed under the BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 scheme. 


The development had to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating. We were appointed by Kier to complete the BREEAM assessment for both the Design and Post Construction stages. We were to provide advice to the design and construction team on how to achieve the most cost-effective and appropriate BREEAM credits. 


We successfully worked with Kier, the hospital’s Trust, and the design and construction teams to meet their BREEAM targets through regular communication, BREEAM tracker updates, and the identification of additional credits to target. As with all our other BREEAM projects, we provided letter templates to evidence credits to make the BREEAM process as seamless as possible for the team.  

Royal Brompton Hospital Imaging Centre achieved its target “Very Good” BREEAM rating in May 2022, with a final score of 57.10%. BRE’s auditor subsequently emailed SRL with the following great feedback: 

“Thanks also for producing a very well-referenced and presented audit. I reviewed the first submissions and could see that it was very detailed, clear, and included well-reasoned justifications for the targeted credits. I wish more assessments could be like this.” 

Our thorough assessment helps to reduce the time it takes for projects to become BREEAM certified. Kier confirmed ‘your team made our lives very easy so you should be very proud’.