Sustainable new hospitals
Sustainability was at the forefront of the new hospitals’ design, with the carbon impact of the building minimised with the innovative use of industry-leading digital monitoring and measurement systems, and the selection of materials.
Collaboration between the designers and Leeds Teaching Hospitals puts sustainable practice at the heart of everything. The designers have created a long-life building that is adaptable to the changing nature of healthcare.
Having a patient-centred approach has also ensured exemplary levels of daylight to much of the building, especially to the ward areas.
The selection of the buildings’ materials will be carefully chosen with sustainability in mind. The rooftop and plaza gardens have been designed around the surrounding nature and tradition and local plants and trees are incorporated into the design inspired by the landscape. The existing gardens dotting the campus are more traditional and will be preserved, and the provision of new green spaces is in line with the Leeds’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.
The hospital campus is being considered a community asset, with the potential to meet wider community needs. An innovative approach to the hospitals’ relationship with its community goes beyond the site boundary, ensuring that the project plays a positive role in the community long after construction is completed.