There were joyous scenes at the Grosvenor House Hotel as Prime were named ‘Developer of the Year’ for the second year in a row at the HealthInvestor Awards 2021. The category, made up of eight finalists, promotes excellence and recognises outstanding performance in the independent healthcare sector.
Prime’s submission focused on its work over the last 12 months, delivering on its commitment to ‘developing space for change’. Projects covered acute and elderly care, with a seven-storey car park at Dorset County Hospital, a state-of-the-art medical centre in Hereford, a 176 bedroom keyworker accommodation complex in Yeovil, park and ride facility for staff at University Hospital Southampton, a 74-bed care home in Worcester and three further hospital car parks in the West Midlands. This work amounts to development projects valued at £440m across 2,138,080 sqft of high-quality health and care real estate, raising the profile of healthcare with property investors. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic and national lockdowns, Prime’s strength and character, as well as strong relationships with clients and contractor partners, ensured we successfully achieved planning consent and financial close on five schemes in 2020.
Vikki Town, Group Finance Director, said: “To win the award for Property Developer of the Year for the second year running is an incredible achievement, and I’m so proud of the Prime team for all the work they have done to deliver change for health and care property during this challenging year.
“In the face of the turbulence caused by the pandemic, our team has needed to keep a collective foot on the pedal to maintain project momentum and community hope, and receiving this award really recognises the efforts the team have made to make change happen in the last year.”
Judges commented “It’s almost too difficult to pick the highlights of Prime’s year – the herculean effort to deliver the NEC Covid-19 Referral Centre in 21 days to the regeneration scheme in Woking town centre – underpinned by a commitment to deliver real change in health and care.”