As a long-term property partner to hundreds of medical centres, we have a unique understanding of the estates challenges facing primary care networks, GP federations and other GP collaboratives. Whether you need support developing your estates strategy or you’re looking at premises investment options and new builds, our in-house team can help. Read more below.
How will primary care, tech and design combine? That’s the question we’re asking in our concept design for a primary care centre of the future. We’ve looked at how primary care’s growing use of technology will shift the way its buildings are designed and laid out – with the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan likely to influence the way primary care buildings look, feel and operate for you and your patients by 2030 and beyond.
…looking for help to map out your collaborative’s current estate- and your options for the future?
…keen to talk through ideas with health planners, strategic estates planners, architects or legal experts – without paying huge fees?
…exploring ideas to accommodate shared back office functions across your estate?
…struggling with time and expertise to navigate NHS procurement processes?
We can help. Whether it’s a specific project you’re already looking at or if you’re looking for new ideas for your collaborative’s estate, we’d love to see what we can unlock together.
…looking to work on estate issues as a group?
…keen to consolidate your estates admin?
…looking for ways to spread risk as a collaborative?
…interested in equity release, more flexible lease arrangements or routes into new developments?
It might be sale and leasebacks of your premises across your collaborative – giving you consistency at scale, with one point of contact and one source of specialist expertise, but also support on the individual needs of each site. Or it might be one of our bespoke investment solutions to help reduce the risks and responsibilities of property ownership across your collaborative. Whatever your goals, we can help as your estate partner.
…struggling for space across your estate?
…planning for future space to provide additional services?
…covering a housing growth area?
…merging practices within your collaborative?
By delivering your development strategy from start to finish. We provide full funding, lead all aspects of the consultation and planning processes, take on the risks of development and delivery and become long-term owner of your buildings once they’re finished. You’ll work closely with us on how your buildings look, feel and work for your patients and staff, turning your collaborative’s vision into reality.
The best service comes from property managers who really know their stuff – and their buildings. That’s why our team is in-house, and they only work on primary care premises and community health buildings. As one of our tenants, your property manager will visit you regularly to see how things are going, and the team is always at the end of the phone to help with anything you need.
Extensions, different layouts, updating décor, accessing funding and trying new ideas – our specialists are passionate about finding ways to make your building work as hard as possible for you. As one of our tenants, we keep in close touch on how things are going and what would make your building better.
We work to make sure it happens as little as possible, but all buildings have problems from time to time. In healthcare buildings, we know problems need solving around your clinical activity and with minimal disruption to your patients and staff. That’s why our property management is entirely in-house.
…for patients and staff: 95% of our tenants say they’d consider recommending us to others, and we’ve been pleased to support the Patients Association on national research into how patients themselves experience primary care buildings.
…for our track record: We’ve been working as a premises partner to the NHS and GPs for 15 years.
…for finance: A constituent of the FTSE 250, we hold a Fitch Investment Grade rating of A-. As an internally-managed Real Estate Investment Trust we can make quick decisions on investing significant capital.
…for social value: We only invest in healthcare infrastructure. We use our buildings to support local projects and social prescribing initiatives which our GP tenants tell us improve health for the communities they work in, and our charity partnership with Dementia UK is designed to support one of the fastest-growing patient groups using our buildings. We believe the places and spaces in which we receive care from the NHS have a fundamental part to play in delivering its goals.
…for environmental value: Whether it’s innovative build techniques to reduce the impact of construction on the environment, or design and technology to cut energy use and costs for our NHS and GP tenants, we believe the NHS’s buildings should lead the way on sustainability. All our new buildings are designed to achieve BREEAM ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ ratings.