St John’s Hospital Laboratory, Livingston

  • VES Air Handling Unit VES Air Handling Unit
  • St John's Hospital, Livingston St John's Hospital, Livingston
  • Date Completed:

    February 2014

  • End User:

    St John's Hospital

  • Manufacturer:

    Daikin / VES

  • Location:

    Livingston, Edinburgh

  • Equipment:

    Heat Recovery VRV / Air Handling Unit

  • Client:

    Livingston Mechanical Services

St John’s Hospital is Livingston’s main general hospital. It serves the local area, west Edinburgh and West Lothian.

It has 550 beds and acts as a teaching hospital for the University of Edinburgh Medical School.

It’s a key facility for Livingston and the east of Scotland, so B-DACS were delighted to play their part in some recent renovation works.

£200,000 Blood Sciences Laboratory Refurbishment

NHS Lothian’s Laboratory Medicine ReNew programme invested £200,000 to create a new Blood Sciences lab at St John’s Hospital.

It involved refurbishing the Haematology lab and Blood Transfusion labs and aims to build closer links between the two departments.

The facilities were upgraded and the work has freed up space to create a new Laboratory Medicine Training School at the site.

Daikin Heat Recovery VRV Air Conditioning

B-DACS’ role was to install a Daikin Heat Recovery VRV system to serve the facilities.

The system consists of seven air conditioning units, built into the lab ceiling, and an outdoor heat recovery condensing unit.

One of the units we installed was put in place to maintain the temperature in the blood bank.

Each unit is operated by a premium controller with a range of energy saving features. These include a display which tracks electricity consumption.

Heat recovery VRV systems offer improved energy efficiency and greater control over your environment.

The air conditioning we installed at St John’s will support the lab staff as they go about their vital work.

Ventilation Work for a £1.7 Million Refurbishment of Delivery Suite

Another major project that St John’s Hospital undertook was a refurbishment of the maternity wards, which see 2,500 babies born every year.

It was designed to create better facilities for women to give birth in, with a focus on privacy, comfort and delivery choice

Care was taken throughout the construction process to minimise disturbance and noise in what is an extremely sensitive environment.

B-DACS installed two outdoor condensers for the VES air handling unit, which supplies fresh air to the hospital.

We worked with Livingston Mechanical Services on both parts of the project, which lasted from September 2013 to May 2014.

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