For over 30 years, our dedicated healthcare teams have delivered design expertise to both public and private health providers.
Healthcare facilities should be carefully considered healing environments, not simply machines for treatment delivery - at Atkins we are passionate about design and deliver excellence in all we do.
We have a proven track record of innovating, changing and adapting for new models of healthcare regardless of location or procurement method.
Our global portfolio of projects for both public and private sector clients demonstrates our ability to integrate culture and environment with knowledge of local legislation and technical standards.
Our masterplans provide a vision, as well as a strategic decision-making tool. Our experience includes large acute hospital developments, both greenfield and on existing complex city sites. We also develop schemes for modern mental health campuses and community facilities.
By planning how a site or area will be developed, our masterplans encompass how costs, phasing and timing of the development will be completed.
We recognise the importance of the emotional and aesthetic aspects of healthcare rather than simply the functionality by creating healing environments. These include:
- Visual connections to the natural environment, especially sunlight
- Reduction of stress, for example, comfortable and calming waiting areas
- The inclusion of art and plants, proven to contribute to a therapeutic environment
Refurbishment and Remodelling
Given funding pressures, many of our clients have benefitted from our capability in refurbishment. Often this is in urban, century old, congested hospital sites. Due to our phased and well managed programmes, existing facilities can continue to operate without disruption.
With healthcare such a challenging sector - advancing medical technology, high cost of construction, variety and number of stakeholders - it is our experience which allows us to bring valuable market knowledge to all elements of the sector.
The goal of our multidiscipline design teams is to provide uplifting and comfortable environments which promote recovery. But which also recognise the practical multi-functional demands of healthcare facilities.
Our healthcare planners come from health service backgrounds. This enables us to provide expert solutions and liaise knowledgeably with clinicians, managers and designers alike. In turn this promotes healthcare buildings which:
- Have a high functional quality
- Efficiently serve patients and staff
- Provide the flexibility to accommodate advancing technology
- Meet strict cost and quality parameters
With over 20 years' experience our Authorising Engineers for Medical Gas Pipeline Systems and High Voltage systems provide clients with expert advice concerning safe systems of work for effective system management.
Technical Advisory Services
We work as technical advisors within our client’s team to support their development aspirations, provide technical documentation and analysis to permit successful appointment of their contracting partner.
We can create distinctive and therapeutic landscape solutions which deliver measureable patient and wider user benefits. Our designs are mindful of the needs of patients, staff and visitors and we develop our solutions alongside users and Facility Management operators of our schemes.
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