East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust


The East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust (EKUHFT) is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

Square Gain worked on a demonstration project with EKUHFT to analyse an existing building and established the measures and costs to achieve zero carbon emissions.  The most challenging building on the Canterbury Hospital site was chosen, the aptly named 1937 Building, which had changed very little since its original construction.

Working closely with our partners UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, Carbon Free Group, Build Test Solutions and 2Gether Support Solutions, who provide facilities services at the hospital, Square Gain assessed MEP systems, heat loss, air leakage for individual rooms, identifying problem focus areas.  The aim was to save the hospital Trust money and to decarbonise in the most cost-effective way, whilst ensuring that works allowed the hospital’s clinical services to remain fully operational.

"Square Gain and their partners have assisted us with a clear and costed decarbonisation pathway for our most challenging building on our healthcare estate.  The level of engagement throughout the project has been excellent, as have the results that have been provided.  This provides us with a firm foundation on which to base grant applications and perhaps some awards submissions as well."
Vincent Monahan, Director
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