At Prime we pride ourselves on having both our eyes on the future and our spades in the ground. Committed to building a better future, one that rejects the change paralysis of the past and cultivates collaborative progress – we hope that this dedicated space for knowledge sharing can help us in creating the future we all want to see together.
Principles for change
Change in health and care estates has never been quick, but it has always been urgent. So we've harnessed experience from across the industry, to provide you with a blueprint for making change happen under pressure.Read article
Ending change paralysis
In an uncertain world, there are two options for NHS estates. Option one is to hold on and hope. The other option? Forge ahead. Find out how to turn uncertainty into opportunity and create change to be proud of.Read article
Town meeting series
In Prime’s town meeting series, we asked for expert insights to capture a breadth of hopes and visions for the future of our town centres and health and care services. In part two of the Health on the High Street series, we explore the community benefits of integrating health and care into the design of our town centres.
Navigating the new planning landscape
Gaining planning permission is a key point in any development project. However, for a health and wellbeing project, this milestone can be one of the most uncertain hurdles to overcome when improving facilities for the patients and local communities. It requires significant investment before successfully unlocking access to government funding or progressing through the business case process.Read more
The benefits of bringing housing for older people into urban renewal plans
The shifting sands of the UK’s demographics mean that our population is both growing and ageing. From the changing way older generations want to live their lives to the appropriateness, affordability and quality of accommodation for all, the social implications of this shift are a multifaceted and multigenerational pressure cooker; creating an issue of national importance.Read more
Finding funding for your breakthrough estates projects
This is the latest in a series of articles and reports on how the health and care sector can overcome change paralysis in their estates. Here, Prime’s Group Financial Director, Vikki Town, and Chief Investment Officer, Phil Holland, reveal their tips on how to approach the challenge of identifying the funding options for your estates plan.Read more
It doesn’t have to be this way, starting today
In this article, Leighton Chumbley, Prime's Chief Executive, uses his experience in strategic property development and funding to share insights from working with trusts and NHS leaders on how to forge ahead during these uncertain times.Read more
How to develop an estates masterplan that creates the momentum to change everything
How can the health and care sector can overcome change paralysis in their estates? In this article, Prime’s Associate Director Kim Barnes uses her experience to reveal how to develop a successful long-term estates masterplan which remains relevant to your ever-evolving business and clinical needs.Read more
Why investing in adaptable spaces today can help us prepare for tomorrow’s unknowns
Warnings from experts suggest that we are likely to be living with the COVID-19 virus for many years to come. So, as we look to the future of health and care buildings, could adaptable spaces that flex to changing clinical needs be the solution to managing uncertainty?Read more
Which of these 6 GP property ownership models will accelerate your integration?
Is there a simple way to choose the model of property ownership that will enable greater integration, better customer experience and increased flexibility in your area? Of course not, but by examining a number of key considerations, GPs, CCGs and trusts can start to remove estate barriers – eventually even turning them into opportunities.Read more