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Strategic property consultancy

Where strategy meets delivery, creating opportunities from constraints

Key service offerings:

  • Acquisition and disposal
  • Lease management
  • Due diligence and market knowledge
  • Strategic estate planning
  • Change of use
  • Portfolio management
  • Valuations and development appraisals

Managing a health estate is a complex balancing act. Your healthcare system has many competing priorities including delivering high quality care, operational delivery, financial sustainability and a future-proofed flexible estate. A successful estate strategy requires analysing and ordering these priorities to deploy resource in the best possible way.

At Archus, our approach unequivocally engages all priorities. We support and empower you to make crucial decisions regarding the future of your estate – across critical infrastructure, backlog maintenance, operational management, sustainability, clinical service plans, changes in commissioning, national priorities and business objectives.

Unlocking estate assets

In a digitised, Covid-19 era, you’ll be under many pressures to transform your estate to ensure it is fit for current and future delivery of healthcare.

These pressures typically include calls to balance finances, often with the need to make savings and release surplus public sector land for local regeneration. There’s pressure to find new ways to operate so services can be transformed, bringing care closer to local populations, whilst adopting a digital agenda and building resilience for future pandemic events.

All in an estate where the buildings, especially hospitals, are iconic symbols of the NHS and a source of local pride, so any change is sensitive.

With a floor area (in England alone) that would cover the City of London 10 times over, managing the health estate is a huge undertaking filled with opportunity to transform services and unlock the value of existing assets.

Commercial property management

We help you rethink the way health and care systems use your estate. We advise you on your options, which often include retaining assets for the long term benefit of the public purse, optimising usage, overcoming constraints and seeking commercial opportunities that develop revenue streams.

Strategic health estate partners

As always at Archus, our advice is underpinned by our long term understanding of the health landscape.

We work alongside you to align future estate provision with clinical service and business objectives, helping you make vital decisions on the long term strategy. Building skills that will be key to delivering the next wave of investment in hospitals for the future, putting population health and the local community first.

Construction best practice

As healthcare infrastructure specialists, we bring innovation from across construction into the health sector to help you explore new thinking and technologies, from modern methods of construction and modular design to digital modelling.

This is key as markets today can quickly blend together. For instance, bringing care homes, retirement accommodation and keyworker housing onto surplus land, maximising healthcare retail and car parking solutions, and co-locating universities, hospitals and life sciences in health campuses. We provide the intricate development expertise needed to transform your health estate as it becomes much more diverse.

It was a pleasure to work with the Archus team where they provided professional expertise to our corporate accommodation review. Archus did not come with a ‘one size fits all’ approach but rather took the time to scope the work alongside us to ensure it fitted our needs as well as help establish a regular beat of progress meetings. There was a clear programme they were working to from day one which gave us the confidence we would get a high quality report on time. The briefings provided throughout were helpful and the wider industry insights added terrific value to our discussions. Very pleased to get a high quality report which the organisation can continue to utilise in our work going forward. A highly capable team and a pleasure to work with.

Richard Morgan-Evans, Chief of Staff, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

My sincere thanks for a good well done, thanks to everyone who has made this happen in such a short time frame, huge effort!

Nick Fox, Deputy Director of Capital Projects and Estate Management, North Bristol NHS Trust

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