Willmott Dixon has been brought in to deliver the work by E.ON – which has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust on its 15-year programme to decarbonise the hospital. More than two miles of windows have already been replaced with modern frames made from 80% recycled aluminium. The existing windows have been in place since the hospital opened in 1977, and their high-performing double-glazed replacements will improve airtightness, heat retention, and patient comfort.
The project will be completed in 2024, and will save the hospital an estimated £5 million annually in energy costs. It will also help the hospital reduce its carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. The new windows will cover an area of over 18,000 m2, will be installed in all four of the hospital’s main blocks, and the work will be while the hospital remains fully operational.
It is being funded by the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which is administered by Salix Finance on behalf of the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Nick Gibb, deputy managing director at Willmott Dixon, said: “Working alongside E.ON, this window refit initiative is part of a long-term proactive approach to tackle the climate crisis, something which hugely benefits NUH Trust in the form of cost savings and creating a better environment for patients and staff. A key part of this project was about ensuring that QMC can care for its patients as normal, and we are proud to have been recognised as sustainability experts within the healthcare sector who are able to overcome the challenges posed by working in a live hospital environment.”
Headquartered in Letchworth Garden City, Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group.