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North West Ambulance Service, Blackpool Ambulance Hub

Client: North West Ambulance Service

Architect: Blue Sky Architect

Budget: £6m

Completed: 2023

We have been appointed to provide the Building & Energy Modelling, Decarbonisation Study, Overheating analysis, Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation reports together with the highly detailed RIBA Stage 4 MEP designs in Revit for the new North West Ambulance Service emergency response vehicle Depot located in Blackpool.

North West Ambulance Service are keen to deliver a low operational Carbon development. Therefore, our Building & Energy Modelling team have completed the Low Zero Carbon study for this development to select the best Low Zero Carbon system solution. We have also undertaken the complex modelling for TM52 & climate change assessment to analyse and limit overheating both in the current climate and in future climates to future-proof the building. The modelling enabled our team to determine the optimum building fabric performance and building services strategy. The chosen solution consists of ASHPs providing heating via radiators, ASHPs providing DX heating & cooling to spaces prone to overheating, WSHPs providing the domestic hot water and large-scale PVs (over 200m2).

The building consists of a three-storey hub building with an attached double-height Emergency Make Ready Bay. The hub building comprises office and meeting areas, wellbeing and communal areas and storage and preparation spaces and is due to complete in February 2023.

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  • Low Operational Carbon Development
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Water Source Heat Pumps
  • Large-scale PVs
  • 55% Carbon Reduction