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

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Related insights + news

Insights | 1st October 2021

Engaging at a Distance

Stakeholder engagement – the process of consulting with people affected by a building project, for better or for worse – is central to design. Without it, a building might not achieve its stated aims, and at worst could risk alienating the very people it’s supposed to benefit.

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Insights | 6th January 2021

Insight: ADP’s SBE Toolkit

Our SBE Toolkit measures sustainability, belonging and engagement in spaces – from office blocks to primary schools.

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News | 27th November 2020

Stokes Centre for Urology Wins National Healthcare Award

We’re very proud that the Stokes Centre for Urology has been announced as the winner of the national Healthcare RICS Social Impact Award 2020.

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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