Healthcare Planning

Our approach to designing and constructing healthcare facilities is underpinned by our healthcare planning knowledge and experience. We have the expertise and ability to work with clients at the service planning stage to:

  • Work with clients and users to understand, interpret and/or develop a brief from project inception
  • Review Models of Care and Operational Policies
  • Develop Models of Care and Operational Policies/Service Specifications
  • Review and verify activity and capacity modelling
  • Undertake activity and capacity modelling
  • Due Diligence reviews – identify potential alternative options/opportunities for the delivery of care
  • Assist/work with clients/users to understand how their working/operational practices impact on the design
  • Support user consultation meetings – liaison role
  • Lead and facilitate user group meetings
  • Develop schedules of accommodation
  • Review schedules of accommodation and the brief in light of design development and user group interaction
  • Post project evaluation


During the design and construction stage the healthcare planning role focuses on:

  • Optimising patient, staff, visitor and FM separation of flows
  • Supporting the development of a flexible design solution
  • Ensuring functionality of room types (Fit for Purpose)
  • Developing Room Data Sheets with the design team
  • Making reference to the latest guidance and apply where applicable (HBN/HTM Guidance)
  • Seeking guidance and promote the following within the design concept:
    • Infection control
    • Privacy and Dignity
    • Room adjacencies

By taking this approach we believe we can achieve a greater understanding of the client’s brief which we can translate into a design brief. Throughout the process we will seek to ensure the brief is a robust representation of the client’s requirements.
We will also advise and support the design team throughout the process to ensure the design is clinically functional and meets with the guidance and standards to date.



We have undertaken this role on small GP Third Party Developments, PCT and private sector led primary care schemes, and Community and Acute Hospital schemes.

Download further information here:

Healthcare Planning Product Sheet
Healthcare Planning.pdf
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