Maggie’s centres area a network of drop-in centres across the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, which aim to help those affected by cancer. Maggie’s provides free, practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.
The award winning design studio Ab Rogers was given the task of designing a new Maggie’s facility at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, South London.
The proposed structure was ambitious, and included internal courtyard gardens providing communal and private spaces, with the aim of extending the level of non-clinical support in a beautiful environment to benefit patients and their families.
The new Maggie’s centre required an SBEM calculation in order to meet compliance with Building Standards and Building Regulations. As part of this undertaking we conducted Design Stage and As-Built calculations.
Once the building met compliance, the report was submitted to building control and the proposed centre could go ahead.
Elmhurst Energy Services provided help and support throughout the SBEM calculation process. This included accommodating changes in the layout and positioning of the glazing. As there was a large amount of glazing present to connect the space to the serene surroundings, any changes and alterations along the way were key to ensuring the building met Part L of the building regulations.