The new emergency department at Croydon University Hospital consists of emergency bays, a paediatric emergency department, resuscitation unit and urgent care centre.
SRL’s brief was to provide full BREEAM assessments for both the new build elements of the development, as well as the elements of refurbishment. Two BREEAM assessments were required, with BREEAM “Excellent” required under UK New Construction 2011 for the New Build elements, and BREEAM “Very Good” required under 2014 Refurbishment and Fit Out for the refurbishment elements. This meant the design team needed to provide evidence for two assessments, with slightly differing criteria.
Working with the design team, we initially set targets to achieve the most appropriate, and cost effective BREEAM rating. We looked at the evidence requirements and clearly set out to the design team the exact evidence required for the new build areas, and refurbishment areas. We provided template letters and specification clauses to the team to make sure that no elements of BREEAM were missed at early stages. We have used Tracker+ throughout the project to clearly define the responsibilities of each member of the team, as well as the requirements and deadlines. The use of Tracker+ has meant that the design team can immediately view progress at any time, without having to await the issue of an updated tracker document.
The project is currently under construction, and on track to achieve the required “Excellent” and “Very Good” ratings.