Red Kite View - CAMHS
Brick Manufacturer: Forterra PLC
Brick Name: Kesington Cream & Carsington Cream
Architect: Gilling Dod Architects
Contractor: Tilbury Douglas Limited
About the project
Located on a heavily wooded site, the form of the building is designed to meander like a river through a forest. While giving a sinuous form to the building, it also helps the building avoid the root protection zones of the surrounding TPO protected trees. the Design utilises and protects a historic woodland – while also providing therapeutic benefit to service users.
Red Kite View is one of the first of a new generation of hospitals in the UK that will be able to operate to net zero carbon by being a fully electric building, achieved as the national grid de-carbonises, utilising of air-source heat pumps and achieved a BREEAM excellent rating.
Lightweight construction is used as much as possible to minimise the embodied carbon while still achieving the necessary levels of robustness. The project Uses locally sourced materials wherever possible. Pre-fabrication and MMC wherever possible to reduce labour and material waste.
Sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
As Britain’s Brick Specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC unites the best in clay traditions. The Group represents seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe: Blockleys, Carlton, Charnwood, Floren.be, Freshfield Lane, Hathern Terra Cotta and Michelmersh, producing over 125 million handmade and machine-made clay bricks and pavers annually. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.