Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust invests £32million on Fabric and Energy Projects

Breathe, as part of the Mayor of London’s RE:FIT programme, are working in partnership with Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust on a programme of retrofitting works that will significantly reduce energy costs and CO₂ emissions.

Following a very successful fabric improvement programme, Breathe are also delivering critical infrastructure upgrade schemes at both Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

Breathe will examine ways to reduce energy costs and improve energy infrastructure at these sites under the Mayor of London’s RE:FIT programme.  On the St Helier site, the steam central boiler plant will be replaced by new energy efficient boilers and a low NOx Combined Heat and Power Plant will reduce ongoing operating costs.  Steam systems throughout the hospital will also be replaced by easier to maintain low temperature hot water piping.  Lighting, control systems and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems will also be replaced or upgraded, creating a safer, well equipped environment which promotes the wellbeing of staff and patients.

On the Epsom site, the Hospital is undergoing a significant transformation with the relocation of core energy services to accommodate a land sale.  The project will see a new high efficiency central boiler plant, a new combined heat and power plant plus a new standby generator installed in a novel design intended to minimise spatial requirements for this new equipment and maximise the space available across the site.  The lighting systems throughout the hospital will also be upgraded, providing a higher quality environment for patients and staff.

As part of the RE:FIT programme Breathe will provide a long term performance guarantee to ensure the investment made by the Trust is underpinned by energy savings.

Gary Parke, Managing Director of Breathe said: “This is an excellent opportunity for Breathe, to continue to work with the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust on this extensive programme to upgrade and improve both the fabric and energy infrastructure of these two sites and deliver significant savings whilst increasing efficiency.”