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Designing a repeatable, low carbon healthcare centre – a precursor to the Cavell Centres


Join the expert to hear how good building design can deliver carbon reduction.


12 Oct


12:00 - 13:00


Online session

Simon will discuss the use of repeatable design and modern methods of construction and will assess the extent to which good building design can deliver carbon reduction. He will reference the NHS Cavell Centres which are in-community health and wellbeing buildings, offering a range of joined-up health and social care services, closer to home. The Centres form part of a national estates programme and are designed around a core primary care offering.

Questions will be encouraged at the end of the presentation.


Simon Bourke CEng BSc (Hons) FIHEEM FCIBSE FIET – RPS Group

Simon Bourke

Simon leads the UK Building Services team and also acts as Healthcare Sector lead for the RPS Group. He has a wide range of healthcare experience built up through his 30 years in the construction industry.

His role encompasses early day concept design and planning support, helping Hospital Trusts, and Private healthcare providers, deliver their vision, through to detailed design, construction, handover, and post occupancy.

He was worked on a wide range of healthcare projects throughout the UK and also in India, China, and Tanzania.

He was part of the NHS task force developing the concept of a very low energy, repeatable healthcare centre, that optimises the use of modern methods of construction and uses Passivhaus principles to minimise carbon emissions.

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