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Award for the first air-conditioned building in the UK

Opened in 1903, the Royal Victoria Hospital’s air conditioning system is seen as a milestone in the history of environmental engineering, cleaning the air and controlling both temperature and humidity in the hospital for the comfort of staff and patients.
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Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital has been presented with a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers, which recognises its engineering importance as the first public building in the UK to be air-conditioned.


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