Powell Fenwick and St George’s Hospital have worked together for over 25 years and counting.
Throughout this time, our Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire, Civil, Hydraulics and Acoustic teams have provided professional engineering services for a large variety of hospital projects. These include refurbishments to existing buildings in the live hospital environment, and both small and large-scale new buildings – with the recently constructed Cressy and Randolph buildings valued at over $130M.
Both Cressy and Randolph were IL4 designs, ensuring continued operation of the hospital following extreme events such as an earthquake, fire, water and power cuts – keeping patients and staff within safe.
For these base-isolated buildings, flexible hoses and cables for all water and electrical services needed to be seismically separated, while artesian ground source heating and cooling systems provided high efficiency heating and cooling. Due to the long operating hours and associated heating and cooling energy demands, these systems showed a simple payback of 4.5 years when used alongside air source plant.
For many of the other projects, services for the hospitals have often needed to remain operational. Our experienced team make this happen with the design of redundant and backup systems including medical gases, data, water and air conditioning.
With our first design carried out in 1996 and current designs being developed, we are proud to be working alongside St George’s all these years later.