Blackpool Ambulance Hub

Client North West Ambulance Service (NWAS)

Sector Health

Location North West

Value £4.5m

Blackpool Ambulance Hub is a state-of-the-art facility with a low carbon design, in line with the UK government's net zero strategy.

The design and construction of a new three-storey station hub, which facilitates rapid refuelling and restocking in a double-height 'make ready' bay, has improved response times and the overall efficiency of the station. Facilities include parking, offices, refreshment facilities, training and meeting rooms, and locker and changing facilities.

We worked closely with the client and supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. This included a detailed review of the envelope construction to increase air tightness, the orientation of the building to maximise solar gains, and the eradication of thermal bridging. Low carbon technology includes air source heat pumps, heat recovery units and LED lighting with smart controls, reducing running costs for the client.

Once all passive design and energy performance opportunities were identified, we developed a report to recommend on-site renewable technology to achieve net zero targets. The majority of residual emissions are offset through solar panels with battery storage, further reducing the carbon footprint of the building.

We have worked with Galliford Try on the new Ambulance Hub project in Blackpool and have found their approach to be collaborative, helpful and professional throughout the preconstruction period. We would not hesitate to recommend them for future projects.” Paul Gilfoyle Estates Manager, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS)