Space heating and domestic hot water at the new East Riding Community Hospital will be supplied by a combination of biomass and gas fired boilers from Hoval. This combination gives the hospital an efficient and responsive low carbon heating system that also qualifies for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The new £19m, 30 bed community hospital in Beverley, East Yorkshire opened its doors at the end of July 2012, replacing the ageing 12 bed Westwood Hospital. It also includes a minor injuries unit and a GP out-of-hours service.
The hospital was constructed under the ProCure21 initiative and Interserve was the lead developer for the project. To meet with NHS low carbon design criteria the design brief included a biomass component from the outset and was put out to tender in compliance with Procure21 procedures.
The primary boiler is a 425kW STU biomass boiler manufactured at Hoval’s factory in Newark, which is designed to meet the base heat loads through the year. This is supplemented by 2 x SR Plus 500 gas-fired boilers which meet peak demands and will meet domestic hot water demand when no space heating is required.
As well as helping the hospital to reduce its carbon emissions, the Hoval STU boiler is eligible for payments under the RHI, providing a source of extra revenue for the next 20 years.