New heat recovery units on the tower roof will result in a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions at the trust. Once fully operational, the units will reduce the building’s CO2 emissions by around 1,300 tonnes per year from 6,500.
A 1000 tonne crane will be erected in South car park over the Easter weekend to deliver engineering equipment for the units to the Pond Street roof.
“The new engineering plant forms a key part of the trust’s five year carbon reduction strategy,” said Nick Vincent, business continuity manager at the trust.
Meanwhile, work on the new imaging centre at the trust is getting underway. The plans include a new reception, new waiting area and state of the art machinery - all leading to a better patient environment.
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