We have almost 50 years experience in designing healthcare buildings in the UK and on the international stage.  During this time we have played an active role in a number of initiatives to improve the efficiency of the design of healthcare buildings, including being appointed by the Department of Health to join their team which developed the UK’s core thinking about contemporary hospital design.

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Ramboll. Neil Harvey. Image courtesy of Paulina Sobczak Photography

Neil Harvey

BSc, CEng, MICE, MIStructE, Director, Buildings, Global Division Hospital Unit Manager UK
T: +44 7768 750 984

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The world’s population is evolving through changes in lifestyle, urbanisation and demographics, including ageing - all of which affect the delivery of healthcare facilities. With new hospital facilities taking anything up to 15 years from concept to completion, anticipating future needs is vital. Combining a local presence in 35 countries with proven experience in developing world class healthcare facilities enables Ramboll to recognise and address these trends in our advanced engineering and consultancy solutions.

Catering for long term and changing needs

Healthcare needs are changing. For example, over the next 50 years, people over 60 years of age are forecasted to surpass those under the age of 14, creating a shift in priority from transferable to non-transferable diseases, including cancers, diabetes and heart disease. In developing healthcare facilities that are equipped to deal with long term and changing requirements, Ramboll’s engineering designs integrate flexibility. This ensures that facilities can accommodate changes in the climate from flooding, reconfiguration for technological plant advancement, or evolving patient needs.

Engineering and consultancy expertise for hospitals, care centres and laboratories

Ramboll is involved with some of the world’s cutting edge healthcare facilities. Through this experience and a knowledge base that spans technology sectors including science and laboratories and within developed and less developed countries, our teams deliver real insight into the solutions we design.

With a presence in over 35 countries, Ramboll has a strong understanding of the local context in which a healthcare facility is being developed and combines this with extensive experience from around the world.

We are experts in all procurement routes including traditional, PPP, PFI, NPD and Design & Build and our holistic service covers management and client consultancy. These include project management, strategies for operation and change management, communication policy, engineering, BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 as well as IT solutions. Our multidisciplinary service enables us to provide our healthcare clients with creative and innovative solutions to meet diverse needs. Working with local and national government departments, the private sector and building contractors, our experience includes designing new and refurbishing existing healthcare facilities from major hospitals, community care facilities to specialist care centres.

Patient-centric solutions.

Ramboll experts understand that a patient-centric care approach to a healthcare facility’s design can directly affect healthcare professional’s ability to deliver excellent patient care. For example, we focus on ensuring the design supports adjacencies and sight lines from nurse’s stations to the bays and wards. With healthcare budgets under constant strain, we pride ourselves on designing insightful solutions that deliver high quality care that improves efficiencies.

Further information

Pioneering healthcare facilities

Global healthcare capability statement


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