We are a talented, creative team of around 80 with a shared ambition to work together to make healthcare better. Our knowledge and expertise is founded on over 35 years of experience giving us a deep understanding of the challenges and specific requirements of the healthcare sector.
Our teams work from three UK offices in every aspect of healthcare design for both the NHS and private providers. Services include architecture, interior design, estates rationalisation, masterplanning and project management.
As a trusted partner in healthcare with an exemplary delivery record, we consistently demonstrate great design and technical knowledge, embedding true value into every project. From modest refurbishments to major reconfigurations, extensions and new builds, delivering large scale new projects or complex estate rationalisations, we apply the same enthusiasm, expertise and passion for designing outstanding healthcare.
We work in all sectors: acute, primary, mental health, older age and specialist care, designing critically acclaimed schemes that deliver benefit and improve healthcare outcomes. Our desire is to create better places for people to live, work and be cared for.
Successful projects are about people; those who commission, conceive, use, design, and construct them. The start of our design process begins with intelligent listening and a positive environment for creative thinking. This coupled with our knowledge and experience allows us to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues to deliver buildings that delight, that function well and provide high long term value. Our open, team approach aims to give all stakeholders a voice in the design process, producing buildings that function efficiently on all levels, offer highly therapeutic facilities and represent the best value for our clients.
Above all we are endlessly passionate about what we do.
Selected projects include:
York’s new York's new adult mental healthcare facility, created with exceptional involvement of service users, staff and community. The scheme includes 72 bedrooms over four wards: two adult single sex wards and two older people's (one organic, one functional illness); 136 assessment; ECT; multiple therapy spaces; garden areas; gym; café; family visiting; staff areas; R&D facility and bases for York’s adult and older people’s crisis teams, care home liaison and dementia teams.
A major project to increase operating theatre capacity and create a new mortuary and bereavement suite. The project comprised six new operating theatres; four with Ultra Clean Ventilation (UCV) canopies and two Laparoscopic theatres, ancillary accommodation and the refurbishment of five operating theatres and associated post and pre-operative recovery & ward areas. Works were phased meticulously to minimise disruption within the busy/live acute site.
North Leeds Medical Practice
A 3-storey health centre on a compact, sub-urban site, provides an uplifting environment for primary care services. The scheme includes a retail pharmacy and flexible space allowing for expansion/change in use as community healthcare needs evolve in the future.
North Leeds Medical Practice
A refurbishment of Ward 49 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle created a fantastic new facility for Intensive Care. Our team undertook a complete redesign of a standard medical ward at great speed to create a safe environment for the care of ‘wave 2’ Covid patients. Although designated for Covid patients, the new ward is also designed with a long-term view for isolated care use.
Ward 49, RVI
Lowther Specialist Dementia Hub
The Lowther Unit provides a therapeutic environment for complex dementia care and support. This extensive refurbishment and new build provides four in-patient units designed for each stage of the full care pathway, from Admissions to End of Life. The wards are formed around a shared “village green” with familiar landmarks - launderette, post office, social hub, garden centre and bus stop.
Lowther Specialist Dementia Hub, Northampton
Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre
A beautiful building bringing together services for chemotherapy, haematology and cancer support and providing a vastly improved environment for users and staff. It includes chemotherapy lounge, complementary therapies, treatment and consulting rooms, as well as Macmillan information and support centre plus patient support accommodation with telemedicine facilities.
Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Northallerton
Designed to celebrate life, Hammerson House is a care home designed to meet individual resident’s needs. For many this will be enabling independence as far as practicable, and for others this will mean providing a supportive and dignified home towards end of life. Hammerson House provides this in abundance; It forms a thriving, safe and supportive community within a single building.