North Tyneside General Hospital
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Project Summary


  • Site – North Tyneside General Hospital
  • Value – £22m
  • Annual CO2 savings – 3,371 tonnes
  • Site-wide de-steam
  • Building fabric upgrades
  • Roof-mounted Solar PV


North Tyneside General Hospital
North Tyneside General Hospital
North Tyneside General Hospital

The Works

  • 3.2 MW air & water source heat pumps to provide low carbon thermal energy for c. 93% annual demand for of the site
  • New dual fired 4.0 MW LTHW boiler plant to support heat pumps and provide sufficient resilience for HTM compliance
  • Replacement of ageing steam infrastructure and calorifiers with new LTHW network and plate heat exchangers  
  • New roof mounted solar PV array c. 1.0 MWp
  • Retrofit cavity wall insulation​
  • Replacement of single glazed windows with new double glazed units 
  • Retrofit of high efficiency motors for air handling plant  
  • Upgrade of critical HV electrical infrastructure  from 1MVA to 3MVA

“Breathe has supported the Trust with comprehensive study and assessment to determine the best fit heat and energy decarbonisation strategy for the site. They have been side by side with us in working with Salix to develop a successful PSDS application, liberating much needed funds for the decarbonisation of our infrastructure. We look forward to completing the design and construction of the scheme with them.”

Michael Blades
Energy and Sustainability Officer