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Department of Architecture


The research project 'Design and Delivery of Robust Hospital Environments in a Changing Climate' was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Department of Health (2009-2013). Led by Professor Alan Short, with researchers at Cambridge, Loughborough, Leeds and the Open University, the project examined the resilience to summertime overheating of NHS hospital buildings, and devised and tested refurbishment strategies for a sample of type buildings.  In addition to academic papers, a key output is a broadcast-quality film, directed and produced by Peter Cook of Screenspace Productions. The film received an inaugural showing during the launch of Cambridge's Public Health Network and may be streamed or downloaded from