For this project, the use of glass externally and internally creates visually connected spaces with high levels of natural daylight, and with views out onto landscaped courtyards providing a connection to nature. Within the building’s central concourse, which features cafes, artwork and winter gardens, the design makes extensive use of glazing overhead to maximise daylight.
The use of SGG COOL-LITE SKN 165 II allows daylight to be maximised, whilst reducing overheating due to solar gain, as well as reducing heat loss during colder months. This allows the internal environment to be more readily controlled for the comfort of patients and healthcare providers.
The Brunel Building has achieved BREEAM rating of “Excellent”, won Best Healthcare Design at the European Healthcare Design Awards 2017 and was a RIBA South West Award winner in 2018.