Design & Construction in Healthcare

Theatre Programme

Each year, this theatre is a ‘must attend’ destination by architects, contractors and clients as it features the latest case studies, findings from post occupancy evaluation as well as the sharing of best practice in healthcare design.

2019 featured presentations from Architects for Health, BIM4Health, ProCure22, specifiers and many more.

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8 October

09.45 - 10.15 Dementia Design and Acute Environments

Designing acute healthcare spaces for patients with dementia

Speaker: Benjamin Wall, LSI Archtiects

10.15 - 10.45 Vision to Reality- 25 projects in 25 years (in 25 minutes)

A look at the implementation of ADP’s masterplan works at the Royal Surrey County Hospital

Speaker: Chris Thorton, ADP

10.45 - 11.15 Designing for Dementia with Virtual Reality

Speaker: Elizabeth Butcher, Tarkett

11.15 - 11.45 Designing for CAMHS: One Architect’s Story

Reflections and insights into designing environments for CAMHS services told over the story of 8 projects and one referral.

The changing clinical models, the key issues and challenges, reoccurring contradictions and future directions.

How CAMHS is becoming the single biggest challenge for Mental Health services in the UK and Design’s role in breaking the stigma.

Speaker: Andrew Arnold – Director, Gilling Dod Architects

11.45 - 12.15 Book of Beasties: Gamifying Mental Wellness Education

Introduction to the Book of Beasties intervention

  • Establishing coping mechanisms and wellness exercises in a child friendly fashion
  • Personifying emotions in a fantasy world environment and speaking through the Beasties
  • Layman’s terms: How personal experience inspired a “revolutionary” resource
  • Using games to address serious subjects such as mental health


Phil J Tottman, Director, Book of Beasties Ltd, and Tom Dryland, Director, Book of Beasties Ltd: Developers of Book of Beasties: The Mental Wellness Card Game

12.15 - 12.45 How Technology is Revolutionising Healthcare Construction

Speakers: David Broderick, Healthcare Lead, ISG

14.00 - 14.30 Quadram Institute, Next Generation for Food and Health Research

A case study presentation of the Quadram Institute, a new facility on the Norwich Research park where clinicians work alongside scientists at the forefront of food science, gut biology and healthcare research.

Speakers: Nora Claudio Familiar, NBBJ

14.30 - 15.00 Developing an Estate Strategy for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Developing the Vision – this estates strategy sets out a planning framework for a robust, ambitious and sustainable development, which now underpins the future of the leading centre of social care and life sciences sector in the North East of England.

Speakers: Paul Yeomans, Medical Architecture

15.00 - 15.30 Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle

The presentation will cover the design inception through to RIBA Stage 4/5.

Speakers: Patrick Kelly, P+HS Architects

15.30 - 16.00 St.Mary's Primary Care Centre in Cork

The latest in a series of ambitious primary and community care projects designed by Avanti Architects across the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland

Speakers: Duncan Finch, Avanti

9 October

9.45 - 10.15 How Integrating the Inputs from the STP, CCGs and Providers Can Lead to a More Holistic Service and Estate Strategy

What is the overall process for developing an estate strategy?

  • Provider view: where do our service users come from?
  • Commissioner view: where do our residents go and what lengths of stay?
  • Potential solutions and high level cashflow
  • Work with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership


Helen Pickering, Senior Director, Currie & Brown
Michael Clarke, Consultant, Currie & Brown 

Chaired by:
Jonathan Campbell (DiMHN)

10.15 - 10.45 Red2Green - Project to Improve Flow Through Mental Health Inpatient Services

  • Adding value
  • Reducing bed occupancy
  • Reducing length of stay

Speaker: Mike Caulfield, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Rehabilitation, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

10.45 - 11.15 Designing for Dementia with Virtual Reality

Speaker: Elizabeth Butcher, Tarkett

11.15 - 11.45 Learning from the NHS - Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital, Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates have always respected the NHS and UK healthcare guidance and have used this to provide the first facility of it’s type in the UAE, helping to cut down on the numbers of people seeking healthcare elsewhere

Speaker: Neil Orpwood, HLM

11.45 - 12.15 Lessons from America

The refurbishment of 1-2, Welbeck Street, London for Welbeck Health Partners – a new private health provider bringing a development model from America to the UK

Speaker: Juliet Erridge, David Morely Architects

12.15 - 12.45 One Step Closer to Home – Improving the Patient Journey

Speaker: Victoria Phillips, Business Development Manager, Health, Portakabin

14.00 - 14.30 Simulating and optimising how hospitals function in England and mainland Europe

Examples of whole hospital simulations and the vaue that hospital boards can derive from them.

Speaker: Dr Matthew Bacon, FRSA

14.30 - 15.00 Community buildings refurbished as Life Rooms for mental health

An innovative series of service user-led refurbishments has brought loved but obsolete community buildings back into use, giving them a new life as recovery and resource centres for mental health care by and for the population.

Speaker: Joe Forster, Design in Mental Health Network

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