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A medium-rise 1970s maternity hospital in the east of England: Resilience and adaptation to climate change

Short, C. A., Renganathan, G., Lomas, K. J. (2015) A medium-rise 1970s maternity hospital in the east of England: Resilience and adaptation to climate change. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 36 (2). pp. 247-274. ISSN 0143-6244. (doi:10.1177/0143624414567544) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:51313)

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Abstract

The late 1970s design for the Rosie Maternity Hospital on the Addenbrookes campus in Cambridge is a

brick masonry. It was selected as a case study project for the ‘Design and Delivery of Robust Hospitals in a

were collected in representative spaces within the hospital, over a two-year period. These revealed

the customary 28C threshold marking the upper limit of acceptable conditions. The building was modelled

observed 2010 data and used to predict the likely internal temperatures in current and 2030s. The results

developed: an ‘enlightened’ industry standard ‘Passivhaus’-type option providing superinsulation, sealed

providing greater opening glazing area, opening up the plan, sunshading and additional insulation; an

and an advanced natural ventilation option pursuing passive downdraught cooling. All four schemes were

schemes were fully costed to yield relative ‘value for money’ guidance to National Health Service Trusts.

organisations of the risks to patients, particularly the very young, the elderly and the seriously ill, from

to plan well in advance of hot spells, as appropriate. This paper describes the likely extent of overheating

estates and facilities decision makers in NHS organisations and Public Health England officers charged with the mitigation of risk resulting from overheating of wards and clinical spaces will benefit directly in their necessary decision making from the findings. Policy makers in the Department of Health and policy advisors in the NHS Sustainable Development Unit and the Climate Change Committee Adaptation Sub-Committee will benefit from the evidence presented in advising the NHS and

Department of Health.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0143624414567544
Uncontrolled keywords: Hospitals, resilience, adaptation, climate change, mixed mode
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Giridharan Renganathan
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 16:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51313 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Renganathan, G.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8627-5616
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