The Women’s and Newborn Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary in the UK is one of Bradford’s most well-known hospital buildings, where over 200,000 babies have been born since it was established over 50 years ago. However, the 1960s-era façade had never been upgraded.
Heat loss, draughts, noise and leaks were just some of the issues that made the five-storey building a cold and difficult space for patients and staff alike.
For Property Tectonics, the architect and lead consultancy company who oversaw the renovation, the team needed to meet strict criteria in terms of fire safety and energy efficiency on the project. While the renovation work was underway, the Women’s and Newborn Unit also had to be fully operational.