Granlund was responsible for the building services engineering at the New Children’s Hospital.
We provided the electrical and lighting design, telecom and security services, fire prevention, AV technology, medical equipment design and cleanliness management for the New Children’s Hospital, which was built by the New Children’s Hospital Foundation. We were also responsible for the magnetic field measurements and power grid verification solutions.
Planning technical building systems at an operational hospital
The gross floor area of the New Children’s Hospital is approximately 45,000 square metres. Its planning started in spring 2014, and the first patients will be admitted in autumn 2018. The planning was carried out simultaneously with construction work, and building information modelling was used in all phases of the project. Throughout the project, there was an administrative building, a canteen and a kitchen near the construction site.
Energy efficient and innovative children’s hospital
The New Children’s Hospital provides treatment of rare and severe diseased nationally. For example, cardiac surgery, organ transplants and severe paediatric diseases in the Helsinki region will be centralised to the new hospital. The patients range from premature babies to 15-year-olds.
The New Children’s Hospital wants to be the best children’s hospital in the world. Innovation, energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and cost control were important elements of the design. The hospital combines high-quality patient care with comfort, safety and adaptability.
Building information modelling was an important element of the technical building services of the children’s hospital.