Healthcare Design

Connecting the needs of clinicians and patients directly with the design solution

Joining the dots

We drive the design process from a deep understanding of clinical and patient experience, putting their needs at the centre of our approach.

Our multi-disciplinary design team develops healthcare buildings that are sustainable, patient-centred, and adaptable to changes in future requirements. Our approach means the aspirations captured in the vision are realised in the final design.

Healthcare Design


Estate strategies and optimisation

We balance the need for clear visioning with the pragmatics of delivering estate strategies within the constraints of site context, challenging timelines, and complex phases of work.

Understanding current needs and future trends ensures we develop a sustainable and flexible framework capable of meeting future demand and change.



We develop masterplans orientated around the individual, focusing on instilling a sense of place in communities.

Our integrated briefing and design approach means our masterplans have a clear understanding of both clinical and non-clinical pathways, informing site-wide strategies such as orientation, wayfinding, safety, accessibility, building location and built form.


Clinical planning

Our philosophy of planning ‘from the inside out’ ensures that clinical pathways are optimised and informed by the latest clinical best practise and medical equipment and technology.

We focus on building relationships and gaining the input of a wide range of stakeholders, ensuring their needs and aspirations are captured in the design solution.


Healthcare architecture

Our architects’ knowledge of evidence-based design, informed by our ongoing research programmes, lead to the creation of healthcare buildings that can best meet patient’s needs, create optimum working environments for staff, and maximise efficiency of care provision.

Our designs incorporate detailed considerations of flexibility, enabling them to incorporate future technologies, respond to new clinical best practise, and meet the changing needs of their communities.


Employer's requirements

Our expertise across healthcare planning, design and equipment and technology gives us a unique ability to compile comprehensive and integrated Employer’s Requirements.

We balance the need for including mandatory aspects with the opportunity to benefit from innovations derived through collaboration with consultants and construction partners.


Healthcare facility assurance

Our breadth of services means we understand the motivations and priorities of the different stakeholders throughout the healthcare facility development process.

These skills can provide assurance at different stages, from economic appraisal of healthcare developments at inception stage, technical and licensing appraisals during design development, and contractual, permitting, equipment installation compliance requirements during construction.

Outside visualisation of Velindre Cancer Centre

We produce designs that facilitate clinical best practise and optimise patient experience.

Our approach embodies a long-life, loose-fit strategy, producing inherent flexibility through design. We maximise the ability for hospitals to adapt to changes in requirements and technologies throughout their lifespan.