Healthcare

Working towards solutions for the complex healthcare sector


We have over 60 consultants, surveyors and other specialists who primarily work with healthcare across the country. They provide crucial support for our clients in valuing, buying, selling and developing real estate in public, private and primary care.

Our understanding of healthcare goes beyond real estate. We appreciate the complex social, financial and political dimensions of the sector, and work toward solutions that acknowledge those realities.

We’re also versatile. Our large team of multidisciplinary experts gives us the flexibility to respond to each client’s unique set of circumstances. We give high-level strategic advice to NHS trusts, carry out loan security valuations for private hospital operators, guide care home owners through the disposal process, and help ambitious GPs and pharmacists with acquisitions and development.

All our clients - occupiers, funders, investors, developers and business owners – have one, fundamental objective: to derive optimal use from their healthcare property and land assets. It’s an aim that we share – and help them to achieve.

Our healthcare real estate services cover:

The quality of the healthcare environment is extremely important, both in terms of the delivery of care and of patients’ perception.

The quality of the healthcare environment is extremely important, both in terms of the delivery of care and of patients’ perception.

We help public sector providers to maintain their high quality of service provision by giving them advice and practical support on every aspect of healthcare real estate.  

The vast array of health services provided by the public sector requires a similarly diverse range of property: the real estate assets that we engage with include everything from state-of-the-art hospitals and specialist clinics, to office space in shared buildings.

It’s estimated that a significant proportion of NHS floor space is either unfit for purpose or underutilised. We help our clients to unlock the potential of their underemployed resources, identifying key areas for improvement, supplying estate management services and supporting development plans. It’s a full-lifecycle service that aims to reduce expenditure and get the most out of existing resources, whilst never losing sight of the overarching objective of providing superior patient care. 

We’re proud to have been instrumental in helping NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts around the country to make occupational savings, implement rationalisation programmes and generate significant income and capital receipts. And we’re committed to the principles of transparency, integrity and professionalism – qualities that we share with our Public Sector partners.

 

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As the first point of contact for most patients, primary care providers occupy a vital position in public healthcare delivery.

As the first point of contact for most patients, primary care providers occupy a vital position in public healthcare delivery.

The services that we provide to owners and occupiers in primary care are attuned to the specific features of the sector, and tailored to our clients’ unique circumstances.

Primary care is a closely regulated area of real estate, often requiring specialist knowledge to successfully negotiate. We integrate our deep understanding of the regulatory framework into all our services, from providing pivotal advice on the development of new medical centres, to valuations.

That knowledge gives our clients the confidence that our valuations for lending and partnership changes, rent reviews and lease advice are precise, and relevant. We’re skilled at challenging rental payments and negotiating better terms for our clients – and resolving disputes swiftly and effectively.

Our extensive services also cover:

  • Supporting clients in managing change
  • NHS policy initiative advice, adding value to a client’s operation
  • Combined design and development consultancy
  • Architectural and planning advice
  • Cost consultancy and project management services
  • Acting as Expert Witnesses
  • Carrying out detailed market research

The experience and expertise of our specialists is backed up with full knowledge of the current NHS Litigation Authority protocol - and we’re members of the RICS Presidents Independent Experts and NHS Estates Advisor Panels.

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The burgeoning private healthcare market has generated demand for suitable businesses, property, and development land.

The burgeoning private healthcare market has generated demand for suitable businesses, property, and development land.

We’ve been successfully working with our independent sector clients for over 25 years long time, advising them on all areas of healthcare real estate.

We appreciate the sector’s inherent complexity, but also its dynamism: Medical advances and changing demographics are opening up new possibilities in the property market. Our spread of advisory of services help clients to capitalise on their existing assets, and develop healthcare property that meets the evolving needs of the market.

Those services cover consultancy, agency, valuation, development and investment on a broad range of property, including:

  • Private hospitals
  • Elderly social care facilities
  • Supported living establishments
  • Long-term mental health centres
  • Dental surgeries
  • Pharmacies
  • Clinics
  • Nursing and residential care homes
  • Independent hospitals
  • Learning disability and mental health facilities
  • Retirement villages and extra-care housing
  • Special schools
  • Pharmacies and dental surgeries
  • Development projects

The demand for property to meet the complex healthcare needs of a growing, and ageing, population is set to increase. With a team containing some of the most experienced practitioners in the private healthcare sector, we can give you the specialised real estate advice you need to thrive.

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