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.