John Wood was a famous Georgian Architect who was known for designing many of the streets and buildings of Bath, such as The Circus and Queen Square. The first building he designed in Bath was for St Johns Hospital, one of Baths Oldest Charitable Trusts and which is Grade 1 listed.
Together with Jones Laing LaSalle as project managers and Aaron Evans Architects we were employed by St Johns for the complete replacement of the M & E systems, central boiler plant, lift and the inclusion of sprinkler fire protection.
The project converted the existing cramped apartments into 15 more spacious modern apartments, compliant to modern accessibility standards.
To improve energy efficiency we looked at options for improving the U values of the roof, walls and windows with Aaron Evans. We computer modelled the building to optimise the proposals and Aaron Evans negotiated the improvements with English Heritage.
The result was the addition of insulation to the internal walls and the replacement of the sash windows with slim line double glazed units, which was the first use of double glazing in a Grade 1 listed building in Bath.