13 Mar 2023

Caddick completes UK's most sustainable health centre

Caddick completes UK's most sustainable health centre

Caddick Construction has completed United Healthcare Developments’ state-of-the-art, four-storey, healthcare centre in Carlisle, making it the most sustainable and energy efficient primary care centre in the UK.

Building work at Carlisle Healthcare South Hub began in 2021 and has seen the creation of a BREEAM Outstanding development, with a large proportion of the building’s power supplied by renewable energy through rooftop photovoltaic panels.

Determined to address the energy intensive needs of primary care facilities, family-run business, United Healthcare Developments, brought forward designs for a more sustainable healthcare facility.

The building’s energy performance is rated -3 / A+ making it carbon net zero. The building envelope has been uniquely designed to the highest levels of efficiency, negating the need for a traditional heating system and avoiding any reliance on fossil fuels. Each habitable room has a constant turnover of fresh air, creating an exceptionally comfortable working environment for the building users.

David Brown, Managing Director at United Healthcare Developments, commented:

“For the unique design of this building to work, and to achieve BREEAM Outstanding, it was a necessity for all elements of the building construction to be done to the highest quality. It has been a pleasure working with Caddick Construction. As a team we have worked effectively, and I’m delighted that this flagship building is living up to all expectations.”

Ian Threadgold, Managing Director of Caddick Construction in the North West, added: “I’m really proud of what United Healthcare Developments and the team has achieved at Carlisle Healthcare Centre. This is a flagship scheme, drawing on the raft of experience we have in the healthcare sector. The resulting building is a highly innovative and sustainable development that will prove hugely valuable for patients and healthcare employees across Cumbria.”

Caddick’s North West team includes more than 100 members of staff and operates from offices in Warrington and Kendal. The team has successfully delivered a range of impressive construction projects in the area including the refurbishment of Kendal Town Hall for South Lakes District Council and a residential development at Windermere Marina Village.

Elsewhere in the North West, exemplar projects have included new and improved science facilities at world-leading life science and innovation campus, Alderley Park, and the construction of Base at Manchester Science Park, a vibrant science and tech community in the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor Innovation district.

In the extra care sector, the team has completed Broomfields, a contemporary apartment living scheme for those aged 55 in Appleton for the North West’s largest affordable housing provider, Torus.  

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