13 February 2014, London

NLEP 'highly commended' for collaborative working

North London Estate Partnerships (NLEP) received Highly Commended recognition at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2014 for their collaborative work on the re-development of Finchley Memorial Hospital.

Finchley Memorial Hospital

Bringing public and private sector partners together

At the start of the project in 2007, NLEP brought together public and private sector partners including Community Health Partnerships (head tenant of Finchley Memorial Hospital) to improve the standard of health, social and community care facilities in the local area; resulting in the successful £28m rebuild of the impressive 9500m2 site in 2012.

Delivering sustainable projects

NLEP’s success at the CIBSE awards demonstrates how collaborative working can help ensure a clear focus in public sector procurement on driving out waste, meeting or beating cost benchmarks and delivering comfortable, sustainable, low carbon, energy efficient buildings that satisfy the needs of the organisations and people who use them.

Meeting the needs of the local community

Opened in July 2012, Finchley Memorial Hospital provides the local community with advanced community and primary health care services including a walk-in centre, outpatients departments and audiology, cardiology and musculoskeletal services. 

It also has dedicated retail accommodation space for a café and community pharmacy and the surrounding parkland provides a health and fitness campus which includes a physiotherapy garden and football pitches.

Environmentally sustainable project

Along with advanced community and primary care services, the hospital has the latest energy and water saving measures such as rain water harvesting, air source pumps and thermal insulation, which have led to vastly reduced energy costs. The construction of the building also used sustainable materials and solar panels provide power from the roof.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, Charles Hollwey, Chair of NLEP said: “We are thrilled that the CIBSE has acknowledged the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in the Finchley Memorial Hospital development project and we are proud to have played our part in providing these excellent new facilities for the local community in North London.”

We are proud to have played our part in providing these excellent new facilities for the local community in North London

Charles Hollwey, Chair of NLEP