Maximising the potential of healthcare estates, whilst enhancing and supporting the wellbeing of those who use them
As more elective care services are moving into the community, we are helping our clients manage the shift from a reactionary healthcare model to a more preventative one. Our multi-sector experience has informed our understanding of the close link between health, residential, workplace and education and integrating health services into local communities, we can generate economic, social and health benefits for all.
Our expertise spans both community and acute healthcare and we have an in-depth understanding of wider hospital estates and the challenges they face. We are committed to delivering hospitals which meet the patient's needs, are sympathetic to the patient’s relatives, encourage innovative working practices and support the best clinical staff.
We maximise the potential of healthcare estates, creating innovative new buildings as well as reusing spaces and prioritising necessary maintenance. We work closely with NHS Trusts and local health boards across the UK and can be appointed via a range of public sector frameworks. Our diverse experience enables us to support shaping successful NHS estates – with the goal of delivering a truly sustainable health service, fit for the next 50 years.
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Abbey Area Community Hub
An accessible, welcoming focal point for local people, the hub combines community and health services into one cohesive building within a new park setting
Advanced Imaging Centre
The development combines a new, state-of-the-art MRI facility sympathetically integrated within a historic building.
Royal Shrewsbury Cancer Centre
The new Cancer Centre for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust is an extension to the existing facilities we originally designed in the early 1980s.
The first ever seven-star hospital, operated by one of the premier healthcare providers, and one of the largest healthcare projects in the Middle East it delivers exemplar care and treatment.
Countess of Chester Hospital
The new Net Zero in operation Women’s and Children’s unit provides welcoming environment for patients, staff and visitors.
Possilpark Health Centre
At the heart of the wider masterplan, we designed a new way of providing community health and social services, allowing patients access to lots of different facilities in a single visit.
Townlands Community Hospital
We designed and delivered the hospital which benefits the wider community by bringing an array of services together in an all-encompassing development.
The first of its kind, run by disabled people, for disabled people. Through the centre, people are empowered to take control of their own decisions, allowing them to lead a full and active lifestyle.
A major mixed-use regeneration project that rejuvenates and revitalises the town centre.
A true embodiment of 'health on the high street', the development is located in the heart of the busy market town and delivers to the community a fully functional local health facility.
Advanced Imaging Centre
Set within the Sir George Gilbert Scott building at Leeds General Infirmary, the project emphasises the history of the building whilst creating a comfortable, safe and secure healthcare environment.
Manchester Insitute of Perfomance and Health (MIHP)
A forward-thinking healthcare facility, with modern diagnostic technology and sports medicine and education, all in one spectacular centre.
Delivering exemplary patient care and supporting the wellbeing of those administering the careView all Healthcare projects
Our approach to working in acute healthcare can be summarised in three ways, renewal, refresh and repurpose. We bring new life into healthcare estates, by reusing spaces and identifying new uses and harmonious functions, we can free up areas of the estate to maximise its potential. We extend the life of estates by performing condition assessments and prioritising necessary maintenance as part of comprehensive development control plans.
Often sites have existing complex planning challenges and historic buildings which must be sympathetically preserved. We have conducted significant refurbishments, incremental improvements and specialist remodels to bring buildings up to modern-day standards.
Environmental sustainability remains at the heart of our work in this sector. By creating new energy-efficient spaces, managing the reuse and reconfiguration of estates, Backlog Maintenance, PFI variations, along with managing and implementing decarbonisation plans, we are contributing to a greener NHS.
As the nature of healthcare changes to a more holistic model, we create healing environments, integrating services within the communities that need them. These accessible spaces encourage interaction between patients, families and clinical staff and contribute to developing sustainable, resilient communities.
We have built close relationships with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), developers, and local authorities, as well as with a variety of commercial and not-for-profit organisations. From primary, community and mental healthcare, we deliver buildings where people can access both long and short term support nearby, that feel positive, welcoming, and supportive. Through engaging with specialists, we tailor our solutions so that they are best suited to the communities they serve and prioritise health and wellbeing.
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Why recovery will bring a new healthcare estate
How changing perspectives to our health and wellbeing are front-of-mind for people have impacted demand on healthcare estates and health infrastructure.
Date: 4 Jul 22
by Gareth Banks
Regional Director, Architecture
The Spine: Biophilic building for human resilience
Designed to WELL Platinum Standard, this office is set to be one of the healthiest buildings in the World.
Date: 18 Oct 21
by Robert Hopkins
Whole life planning: a holistic approach to maximising estates
Cost efficiency has always been important for owners and managers of estates. Yet for the public sector budgets have been heavily eroded and funding is now virtually non-existent.
Date: 16 Jan 20
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