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Houghton PCC


Houghton PCC
Project Summary


  • Owner :
  • Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust
  • Location :
  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Duration :
  • 36 Weeks
  • Services :
  • Mechanical And Electrical
  • Value :
  • £4.14m
Project Information


This centre is a focal point for community health, providing a minor injuries unit, diagnostic facilities, a 24 bed rehabilitation unit, a physiotherapy suite, accommodation for retinal screening, outpatient clinics and healthy living services complete with wellness studio and café.

In addition to the Mechanical & Electrical services associated with this type of building is a vast array of renewable sources including twenty square metres of solar thermal panels, 300 square metres of photovoltaic panels and a ground source heat pump supplying natural heat from the ground to the entire building. This will drastically reduce its carbon emissions and provide lower running costs.

A further innovation is the E-stack ventilation system. This utilises a one metre wide ‘thermal wall’ that runs through the middle of the building which, together with a concrete plenum at its base, keeps fresh air coming into the building at a constant temperature by using its thermal mass. The wall also incorporates chimneys that extract air to roof level via powered fans.

The combination of these renewable energy sources will ensure that the building is super green with a BREEAM rating of outstanding.

Northern Office (Head Office)

107 Bowesfield Lane
North Yorkshire
TS18 3HF
Tel : +44 (0) 1642 617517
Fax : +44 (0) 1642 617534
Email : info@ljjcontractors.co.uk

Central Office

Unit 2 Elm Court
Meriden Business Park
Copse Drive
Tel : +44 (0) 121 7701699
Fax : +44 (0) 121 7882198
Email : info@ljjcontractors.co.uk

Southern Office

Dowding House
Wellington Road
Cressex Business Park
High Wycombe
Bucks, HP12 3PS
Tel : +44 (0) 1494 472323
Fax : +44 (0) 1494 530002
Email : info@ljjcontractors.co.uk