As project lead, Dalkia has collaborated with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to secure a substantial £63 million grant funding for their ambitious decarbonisation initiative. The project focuses on the installation of cutting-edge, eco-friendly ground source heat pumps at both the Women’s and Children’s hospitals. Alongside this, exterior walls will receive a re-render and new insulation, old single-glazed windows will be replaced, and the Children’s Hospital main entrance will be transformed. These measures will contribute significantly to Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust’s efforts to reduce approximately 8,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, supporting their ambitious target of achieving net zero carbon by early 2025.
What makes this collaboration so effective is the seamless integration of expertise from each partner. As project leads, Dalkia brings its extensive knowledge and experience in designing and implementing low carbon heating systems. Our focus on innovation and sustainability aligns with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust’s dedication to delivering sustainable healthcare solutions. We work alongside partners WJ UK, with their geothermal open loop drilling capabilities, and Qvantum, leveraging their ground coupled energy systems and heat pump expertise, to create an efficient and environmentally responsible heating and cooling solution which will bring both carbon and cost savings.
Dalkia is delighted to be part of this remarkable collaboration which showcases the strength of partnerships to deliver successful project outcomes within operational hospitals and to support Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust’s vision for a greener and more sustainable future By working together, we can show the effectiveness of collective action in driving positive change and sustainable progress towards the Net Zero by 2040 goal that the NHS has set.