Our health facilities team draws on considerable expertise in health and engineering. Because we have health professionals involved in planning, supporting and evaluating health services, we understand how the physical infrastructure of healthcare fits into public health and health systems as a whole.
Rapid changes in medical technology and patient care continue to create changes in healthcare provision. Meanwhile, societies face major challenges such as growing populations. Our experience is grounded in knowledge of healthcare and the experience of our staff, many of whom have worked in the healthcare sector. We understand the burning issues facing healthcare providers and offer long lasting solutions to build or enhance healthcare facilities, making them efficient in operation.
Working with clients from the early stages of a project, we examine and score whole life performance and costs and impacts – taking a long term view of sustainability and highlighting potential cost, environmental or social benefits. Our approach to innovation enables us to improve performance – from initial concepts to development of technical solutions, project finance, management systems and procurement, to project completion, operation and maintenance.
To more about our work in the health sector visit our health pages.
How we add value is demonstrated on these projects:
Health Island, Bahrain
Manchester University Hospitals
New medical technologies and changes in patient care require total flexibility of floor space and services. For this project we provided a structural design that allows for easy adaptation over the hospital’s 60 year life. The solution limited noise and vibration while maximising construction speed and safety, keeping disruption to ongoing hospital operations to a minimum.
Houghton Primary Care Centre
Embedding sustainable thinking into all our work brings an array of benefits for our clients. We were building services engineer for the first healthcare facility to achieve BREEAM Outstanding certification and which won seven awards in 2012 for sustainable design. An innovative ‘thermal wall’ along the spine of the building provides natural air flow and maintains the optimum climate with very little additional heating or cooling.
Integrated health campuses, Turkey
We’ve been acting as lenders’ technical and environmental advisor for four integrated health complexes delivered through public private partnerships at Kayseri, Etlik and Bilkent in Ankara, and Ikitelli in Istanbul. We are carrying out due diligence and will also assess design, planning and construction, facilities management and lifecycle proposals. Etlik and 3700 bed Bilkent campuses will be among the largest in the world.