Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Wellcroft Engineering installation of 40 solar thermal panels for Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s New Acute Ward Block.

This project is located at the rear of Chesterfield Royal Hospital within the Trust’s grounds and is their biggest building expansion since phase 2 of the hospital was built over 20 years ago.

The four arrays of 10 x panels.

The four arrays of 10 x solar panels.

The 4 storey new acute ward block comprising a lower ground level plant room and three ward levels above was our second experience working with GB Building Solutions of which we have built a very good working relationship over the past contracts. This project has a particularly long pipe run and incorporates two pump stations running in parallel to overcome the head and flow rate required. The main storage is via two 2000 litre calorifiers with direct solar and constant temperature heating coils. The solar water heating system is separated via a plate heat exchanger and the secondary side incorporates a separate shunt pump to feed calorifiers as a separate sealed system.
Client: Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Main contractor: GB Building Solutions
Size: 80m2
Storage: 4000 Litres
Usage: Three Acute Wards
Solar Panel: Hot Solar Water TS300