Daikin has recently provided its air handling units solution to the Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, Wales, UK.
The new £350 million, state of the art hospital has 560 beds within 55,000 m2 to provide complex specialist and critical care treatment for over 600,000 people in South-East Wales. Construction by the main contractor, Laing O’Rourke began in summer 2017 with the hospital originally due to accept patients in Spring 2021, but after a call from the Health Board asking the project team to accelerate delivery as part of its covid-19 preparations, the hospital was handed over and able to take patients four months early.
Mike Lewis, Laing O’Rourke Project Director said: “Early hand over was possible because we used Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) from the outset and in doing so were able to deliver 50% of the building to Aneurin Bevan University Hospital Board back in April – a year earlier than originally scheduled. This project marks a pivotal point in healthcare delivery, paving the way for future hospital builds.”
More about the products and the project
Daikin Applied UK was contracted to supply 57 HTM compliant, packaged Professional Air Handling Units, each designed and delivered on one common base, meaning less on-site work and lifting equipment and a subsequent cost saving for the client.
Read more here about the Daikin Professional Series
Indoor air quality in the healthcare sector
Indoor air Quality was an important aspect in the project. The hospital will benefit from the ability of Daikin’s Air Handling Units to provide the best indoor air, providing adequate air exchange and filtration at all times, with no downside whatsoever in terms of thermal comfort.
Indoor air quality is an extremely important in this kind of applications. Patients’ immune system is usually weak and their bodies vulnerable to bacteria, viruses and airborne infections. Thoroughly designed HVAC systems can help reducing the density of infectious particles in indoor spaces by introducing clean, filtered air, that can even be cleaner than outdoor air.
Ventilation, then, has been receiving growing attention in the last few months, as it is seen as a measure against the spread of Coronavirus in indoor environments.
Read more here about the importance of mechanical ventilation as a solution for the against Coronavirus.
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