The Royal London Hospital can trace its history back to 1740. It has recently undergone an extensive redevelopment that cost £650 million and that has seen it transformed into a state-of-the-art medical centre delivering world-class facilities.
Occupying an area equivalent to 40 football pitches, the new 6,000 room (40% of which are single occupancy) hospital comprises of a cluster of inter-connected glass buildings that includes two 17-storey towers - one of which is equipped with a helipad - and a 10-storey tower. The tallest building on site is 284 ft, the same height as Big Ben.
Grundfos Pumps worked closely with Skanska to ensure that the complex pump solution would meet the very highest standards. Providing pumps for all the heating, chilling, HWS and chilled water as well as the pressurisation units and packaged booster sets, that are such a vital part of the hospitals infrastructure.
This is a totally sealed building - meaning that the windows do not open - it is fully ventilated with 100% fresh air that is treated before it comes into the building. This means that noise is reduced and this also helps to control infection.
Hospitals are at the heart of any community and The Royal Hospital is set to deliver excellence in health and welfare to the local and wider communities and Grundfos pumps will be there to help effectively support the many patients who will be admitted there for many years to come.