Health | Lakesmere
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Market Overview

Improving the standard of the country’s healthcare service is always top of any government’s priority list and since the launch of PFI schemes and other private funded investments, construction activity in this sector has soared with the construction of more effective and modern healthcare buildings. Although proposed budget cuts and the planned abolition of Primary Care Trusts in favour of GP commissioning consortia is set to change the funding and nature of new projects, the construction industry still has a central role to play with collaboration and innovation proving just as vital both on and off site.

The successful creation of this new generation of healthcare buildings is often at the mercy of strict budget constraints, lengthy planning approvals, tight timescales, uncompromising environmental targets and quite often, the various logistical issues of working near an operational facility. However with a healthy record of undertaking a wide range of projects within the sector, Lakesmere is more than equipped to rise to the challenges.

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Skills & Expertise

Over the years and across its regional network, Lakesmere has undertaken a vast array of healthcare projects, from the development of new hospitals for both the NHS and private healthcare providers, specialist care units and research facilities to the large-scale refurbishment and modernisation of existing buildings. The variety of its portfolio has also enabled Lakesmere to gain valuable insights into the PFI/PPP initiatives and the complex planning procedures that govern this sector. Consistent and close working relationships with many leading architects and contractors has also led to much repeat business in this sector as well as Lakesmere’s involvement in joint venture schemes.

Whether undertaking strikingly modern roof installations, providing expert specification guidance to assist with sympathetic civic design criteria or offering cost-effective solutions and innovations through supply-chain collaboration, Lakesmere continues to thrive in the healthcare sector.

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