Caddick Construction has completed United Healthcare Developments’ ‘state-of-the-art’, four-storey healthcare centre in Carlisle, which it says is the UK’s most sustainable and energy efficient primary care centre.
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’, United Healthcare Developments says it ‘brought forward designs for a more sustainable healthcare facility’.
The company said: “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 users.”
David Brown, MD at United Healthcare Developments, added: “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 undertaken 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.”
Caddick’s North West team includes over 100 members of staff, and operates from offices in Warrington and Kendal. The team has successfully delivered a range of 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.