Wood Wharf Health Centre awarded BREEAM Fit Out 2014 Excellent Rating

Published: 13-Dec-2023

Wood Wharf Health Centre, a state-of-the-art facility in Wood Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London, has been awarded a BREEAM Fit Out 2014 Excellent rating, making it the second healthcare fit-out project in the UK to achieve this prestigious certification.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a globally recognised method for certifying the sustainability of buildings. BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-out 2014 is a specific version of BREEAM designed to assess and certify the environmental performance of refurbishment and fit-out projects.

The Wood Wharf Health Centre is the result of a collaboration between NHS Property Services (NHSPS), the NHS North East London Integrated Care Board, the Borough of Tower Hamlets and the Canary Wharf Group. The facility is a new branch of the existing Island Medical Centre, providing many services to registered patients, including GP accessibility, physiotherapy and pharmacy.

The centre comprises 15 clinical rooms, self-service healthcare pods and a digital infrastructure for virtual consultations. The BREEAM 2014 scheme assesses various aspects of the building's environmental performance, including energy efficiency, water usage, waste management, materials, pollution and ecology.

Martin Meltzer, Senior Capital Manager for NHS Property Services (NHSPS), expressed his excitement at the BREEAM achievement. "We are thrilled that Wood Wharf Health Centre has received this certificate. It is only the second healthcare fit-out project in the UK to achieve a BREEAM Fit Out 2014 Excellent rating. This recognition will inspire us to continue our efforts towards creating greener, efficient and more resilient assets for the future," said Martin.

He added: "The BREEAM Fit Out 2014 Excellent rating is a testament to NHSPS' commitment to sustainable development and environmental performance. The achievement will undoubtedly encourage more healthcare facilities to follow suit and make significant strides towards creating greener and more sustainable buildings."

Residents are encouraged to use Wood Wharf Health Centre and register through its website, www.islandmedical.co.uk.

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