Our experienced in-house team, with their professional and clinical backgrounds in health and social care, work closely with clients and service professionals to define exactly what they want from their new scheme.
Flexible, affordable property solutions that achieve clinical aspirations and enhance patient and staff experience are the aim and we achieve this by working closely with clients and our development and design professionals.
Due to our combined clinical, development and design knowledge, the team also supports organisations in successful business case production and in bidding for capital funding.
The team is experienced across the range of health and social care projects. Able to offer practical answers to suit projects for a single GP practice or a multi-stakeholder facility, they are skilled at finding dynamic solutions to unlock projects, from complex land assembly to innovative funding solutions.
This includes locating and acquiring a suitable building plot, supporting the design process through close liaison with the clients, commissioners and communities and taking care of managing the planning application process. The team is focused on achieving a timely contractual close and delivering client projects to brief – on programme and on budget.
We combine the skills of our finance, legal and design teams with clients’ advisors, to progress projects, gaining funder approvals and working closely with landowners, consultants and contractors to identify affordable ways to achieve clients’ clinical and business aims.
We have expertise in designing for community, intermediate and secondary care. Every project has one thing in common, we only work with design teams with the experience necessary to realise our clients’ design vision.
Our design and construction teams are able to offer considered solutions and work with a range of architectural and design practices to achieve clients’ individual requirements.
As an increasing number of our projects are completed using Building Information Modelling (BIM) methods, clients are reassured by seeing a realistic virtual model of their building evolving and contractors understand the detail of the building they will construct – increasing transparency and reducing risk for all.
Virtually every design decision has an impact on its sustainability: from location and orientation on site to the choice and source of materials. That’s why we use only the most effective ways to measure how well those decisions are made. These include BREEAM – the world’s leading independently verified method for assessing the environmental performance of buildings.
Having this in-house resource to support projects means we can avoid delays and make sure our client’s brief remains central to decision-making. The legal team also plays a key role when we procure on behalf of public sector clients ensuring a compliant and auditable procurement process to achieve best value.
Through their knowledge of the funding and investment markets they are able to tailor financial packages that meet the requirements of our clients from GPs, NHS trusts and local authorities to private sector providers, commercial organisations and financial institutions.
The team plays a central role in developing funding models for projects, helping to maximise client satisfaction and value, working closely with Prime’s Legal and Development teams and our funding partners to raise project finance.
The team’s dedicated quality managers attend construction sites regularly working with contractors to ensure any potential defects or problems are identified and rectified as quickly and easily as possible.
The Property Management Team is responsible for all tenant support. It holds regular review meetings with all occupants to ensure the building continues to perform as they wish and can advise them on expansion plans should needs change. This team is also a key part of the development and design process, feeding their valuable building knowledge into every new project, understanding the effect design choices will have on budget, construction time and the overall deliverability of a scheme.
By their nature, community buildings will always arouse interest. That’s why it’s all the more important to keep staff, local people and representative groups fully engaged with projects and well informed throughout the development process.
We have plenty of expertise that clients can draw upon to support their own communication programmes. This can encompass media relations, community workshops, public meetings, service information, communications materials and scheme progress updates.