Barchester Healthcare

Barchester BrackleySector: Healthcare
Site: Barchester Healthcare, Brackley, Northamptonshire

Spectrum Fire Protection (UK) Ltd has designed, installed and commissioned a new life safety sprinkler system to the U.Ks first “Green” passivhaus certified care home.

The site features over 300 sprinkler heads providing protection to all rooms and corridors for life protection at this 60 bed care home.

Juniper House, Brackley is the UK’s first Passivhaus (PH) care home which will provide residents with excellent air quality for a six per cent uplift in design and build costs which will be recouped by energy cost savings in just eight years.

Leading care home contractor Castleoak Construction carried out the build for Barchester Healthcare. The site has received Passivhaus certification. It was funded by Bridges Sustainable Property Fund, managed by Bridges Ventures, which invests in projects that can demonstrate environmental leadership.

The groundbreaking, 60-bed home has been designed to produce half the CO2 emissions and reduce energy costs by 40%, when compared with a typical 60-bed, timber frame care home.* It is both the UK’s first care home and largest building to achieve the pioneering PH environmental standard, which originated in Germany and focuses on fresh air ventilation and air-tightness to create excellent air quality while reducing energy consumption.

Due to the success of the Sprinkler installation, Spectrum now have orders placed for Extracare and Care UK properties through Castleoak.

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