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A CPD-certified seminar programme addressing the most current and pressing subjects in healthcare estates

We are now inviting submissions for 2020 healthcare buildings forum 19-20 March’s seminar programme on addressing the issues in healthcare estate development.

We welcome your suggestions on subjects affecting the design, build and management of the healthcare estates.

Please email a brief outline of your proposal to brittany@hb-forum.co.uk

Speakers at hbf 2019

No more PFI deals, chancellor announces”. However, is PFI too appealing to remove it from the procurement tool box?
Burkhard Musselmann, Managing Principal, Stantec
Since the 80’s public-private partnership (PPP) procurement models emerged as the dominant form of procurement for large National Health Service projects. However, the funding model has come at a cost. It is estimated that PPP hospitals currently cost around £2 billion every year in operational costs.
Much of this onerous legacy is the result of an approach that has prioritised commercial considerations in the design and construction, resulting in poor performance of the building and correspondingly high costs during the operational phase.
Despite of its negative reputation and challenges in the past will PPP really be abolished, or will it come back rebranded and transformed? And if so, how can new PPP schemes be influenced and bettered by design?

NHS Procure22 – Present and Future
Jonathan Ainley, P22 Framework Manager, BAM Construct UK Ltd
P22 is now just over half-way through its four year life and 94 new schemes have been registered on the ProCure22 Club website. It has delivered impressive and measurable results since its introduction in 2016.
The presentation will argue that the framework could offer so much more if the NHS openly embraced the true spirit of P22 and recognise PSCPs and their supply chains as valuable partners who bring expertise not readily available in today’s NHS. This requires the NHS to adopt a different mind-set, moving from seeing the PSCP as principally a builder appointed for a single building or a group of buildings to one where the PSCP is a long-term partner helping the NHS deliver service improvement and organisational change through well-designed, flexible and efficient facilities across multiple sites and providers.

Art and Outside Space at GOSH: Creating Inspiring Environments for Children and Families.
Crispin Walkling-Lea, Head of Healthcare Planning, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
This presentation will highlight significant art commissions at GOSH and will explore the strategies that have been employed to ensure that these projects are as successful as they can be. The requirement to integrate art commissions into the early planning and design processes will be explored and the importance of detailed briefing to ensure transparency will be discussed.
Opportunities for providing outside space on a constrained Central London site are limited. GOSH’s approach to maximising the potential of external opportunities will be presented, together with an overview of recent external projects and those that are planned for the future.
The potential for art and outside spaces to significantly enhance the experience of children and families will be explored.

The Christie Proton Beam Centre – Keeping Focus on the Patient Experience
Franko Covington, Associate Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS
This presentation will focus on how, despite highly challenging technical and engineering requirements, we put patients first in the design of the NHS’ first high energy proton beam therapy (PBT) centre in Manchester. Throughout the design and vendor selection process, we isolated the development of the PBT components from the clinical and patient areas in order to allow both halves to develop in parallel. Arts and graphics were fully represented in our design approach so that these patient-benefitting features could inform our design decisions and be fully integrated in the experience of the facility. The patient reality of receiving treatment daily for 6-8 weeks was also taken into consideration in creating a space at the heart of the facility for the development of social bonds amongst building users.

What do investors want in healthcare buildings?
Edward Clough, Investments and Operations Director, Octopus Healthcare.
With underlying market drivers continuing to increase, the healthcare real estate market continues to be of growing interest to investors. This presentation will look at how it’s important to align the investor requirements for current and future value, with the patient needs for an integrated healthcare experience.
We will explore how to ensure real estate can be designed to be future-proofed, ensuring modern and fit-for-purpose methods are used that support the needs of today as well as the emerging technology which will be the norm in the future.
We will also look in to what future joint ventures could look like with the NHS to achieve our common goal of exceptional healthcare facilities.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Making humane places: from city-scale to room-sized
Duncan Finch, Director, Avanti Architects.
The presentation will focus on Avanti Architects’ recently completed project at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, using it as an exemplar of a design ethos centred on care, support and healing.
The design-led Architect selection process, and the client’s vision, presented an opportunity to test how our ethos could be seamlessly applied at several scales. These ranged from the large-scale challenge of mending the physical relationship between hospital and city, through implementing strategies to give the hospital a new heart, to collaborating with artists to create environments that support all users’ needs: children, families, and staff.
The project outcome demonstrates the benefits of simultaneously addressing potentially contradictory functional and aspirational requirements, at both large and small scales, from the earliest design stages. Employing this integrated approach enabled design strategies to be identified that address multiple objectives: unlocking the hospital estate’s potential, resolving its relationship with its urban context, and transforming internal environments.

Delivering World Leading Healthcare using BIM
Connie Shiel, BIM Manager, Scott Tallon Walker Architects
Scott Tallon Walker (in association with Edward Williams Architects) were appointed to design the UK’s first Proton Beam Therapy Centre. Proton Beam Therapy is the world’s most advanced form of radiotherapy, which uses a precision beam of high energy particles (protons) to destroy cancer cells.

PFI is dead, so where will the capital come from?
Martin Cannon, Partner, Brownejacobson LLP.
A brief exploration of the Government’s decision not to use PFI for public-sector projects, and what this means for healthcare construction moving forwards. The presentation will be either a speculative look forward or, if guidance is forthcoming beforehand an analysis of how the guidance impacts on those delivering Healthcare Buildings.

Clock View – Healing and Sustainable Place-making within a Community
Bob Wills, Director, Medical Architecture
Clock View attracts a lot of attention internationally for how it challenges the stigma associated with mental illness. It is seen as a national benchmark for how to procure an open and inclusive, purposeful, class-leading, hotel-like mental health facility, in the heart of an engaged community. The presentation will describe the 10 year journey to get there, touching on the Stakeholder engagement, LIFT procurement, and how the Technology Strategy Board’s research project – designing for Future Climate – influenced the project.

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