Willmott Dixon commissioned for eco friendly window refit in Nottingham hospital

Published: 4-Jan-2024

Willmott Dixon works with E.ON to decarbonise Nottingham hospital wth window refit

Willmott Dixon has been brought in by E.ON, which has previously partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust on a fifteen year programme to decarbonise Nottingham hospital.

The construction and property services company has been tasked with replacing over 18,000 sqm of windows at the hospital, all of which have been in place since it opened in 1977. 

Over two miles of windows at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) have been replaced, so far, as part of Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust’s net-zero carbon drive.

The new windows feature modern frames made from 80% recycled aluminum with high-performing double-glazing improving energy efficiency, air tightness, heat retention and patient comfort.

The project will play a significant role in helping NUH Trust to achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 45% by 2030, but the hospital will remain fully operational throughout the works, which are scheduled to be completed in 2024.

The new windows feature modern frames made from 80% recycled aluminum with high-performing double-glazing

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.”

The project is 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), which provides funding and assistance to public sector organisations to reduce carbon and tackle climate change.

Anthony May, Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This partnership demonstrates our significant commitment to environmental sustainability and offers a creative solution to meeting our energy needs and tackling climate change, whilst at the same time improving patient and staff comfort by allowing us to better manage temperatures within our buildings." 

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