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Caddick completes Carlisle sustainable health centre

Caddick completes Carlisle sustainable health centre

Caddick Construction has completed United Healthcare Developments healthcare centre in Carlisle. 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, family-run business, United Healthcare Developments, brought forward designs for a more sustainable healthcare facility.

“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 done 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,” said David Brown, Managing Director at United Healthcare Developments.

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 the building users.

“I’m really proud of what United Healthcare Developments and the team has achieved at Carlisle Healthcare Centre. This is a flagship scheme, drawing on the raft of experience we have in the healthcare sector. The resulting building is a highly innovative and sustainable development that will prove hugely valuable for patients and healthcare employees across Cumbria,” added Ian Threadgold, Managing Director of Caddick Construction in the North West.

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024