Designing for healthcare has never been more challenging – or more important. The sector faces ageing population, diminishing resources, and rapidly evolving technology. Pressures and models of care are changing.

We understand these factors intimately, allowing us to speak the same language as our clients, and to listen to everyone’s point of view. Our approach is evidence-based, and driven by partnerships – not just with other members of the project team, but with clinicians, nurses and patients. This allows us to design environments that have a positive effect on patient wellbeing and clinical delivery, creating spaces which are more efficient and better connected.

Today’s healthcare sector needs buildings which are flexible, innovative and affordable. Most importantly, it needs places where patients are safe, and can be cared for with compassion and dignity.  Thanks to our patient-centred approach and huge range of experience, we can provide those places.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Cancer care
  • Emergency care
  • Operating departments
  • Intensive care units
  • Diagnostics and imaging
  • Palliative care
  • Primary care health and wellbeing centres
  • Mental health
  • Masterplanning and development control plans

Our Healthcare projects

Related insights + news

News | 21st September 2023

Children’s Day Treatment Centre at Evelina London completes, providing dedicated day surgery facilities for families

The six-storey Children’s Day Treatment Centre at Evelina London Children’s Hospital has completed, helping the hospital to treat up to an additional 2,300 children per year. The centre’s Children’s Day Surgery Unit housed on the ground and 1st floors provides state-of-the-art day surgery facilities for children, and is designed to enhance the patient experience for […]

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News | 18th January 2023

Oxley health centre and new homes submitted for planning

The proposal is for a new health and wellbeing facility and residential accommodation in Wolverhampton, including two GP surgeries, a clinical bookable suite and 23 new homes. ADP is pleased to announce that we have submitted an application for outline planning permission on behalf of the City of Wolverhampton Council for a new health and […]

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Insights | 3rd January 2023

Insight: Shopping for Health

ADP joined forces with a wider team of built environment and healthcare specialists, including Macmillan Cancer Support, iDEA and Carter Jonas, to explore potential new models of healthcare delivery that would tap into the current supply and demand imbalance, resulting in the research white paper Shopping for Health.

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Lead contacts

Chris Thornton

— Healthcare Director
Chris Thornton

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Hannah Brewster

— Regional Healthcare Director
Hannah Brewster

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Building Better Healthcare Awards 2018: Best Collaborative Arts (Static) – Winner
Emergency Care Pathway: A new standard of emergency care for this major hospital

Building Better Healthcare Awards 2019: Best Interior Design Project (New Build) – Highly Commended
The Stokes Centre for Urology: Putting patient wellbeing first

Healthcare Estates Awards 2018: Refurbishment Project of the Year – Highly Commended
Emergency Care Pathway: A new standard of emergency care for this major hospital

RICS Social Impact Awards 2020, South East: Healthcare – Winner
The Stokes Centre for Urology: Putting patient wellbeing first

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Our Healthcare Clients

  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Regional Institute of Allied Health Sciences
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Worthing Hospital
  • Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust
  • East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • CLEAR Futures
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals
  • Huddersfield Hospital NHS Trust
  • North Central London NHS
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals
  • Evelina Children’s Hospital
  • Kings College Hospital
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital
  • Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Oxford University Hospitals
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals
  • International Pathology Partnerships
  • Somerset Pathology Services
  • East Berkshire CCG