Healthcare


Our Healthcare Expertise.

Our Healthcare Expertise.

Delivering Quality in Healthcare across the UK.

We work with many prestigious clients and collaborators on construction and infrastructure projects in the Healthcare sector across the UK.

When it comes to Building Services and Sustainability design for healthcare facilities, we offer a comprehensive solution, serving as both Technical Advisor and Full Design Roles provider. Our expertise covers a broad spectrum of healthcare facilities, from Primary, Secondary to Tertiary Care developments, including active involvement in supporting Health in the Community initiatives.


Here's what sets us apart:

  • Versatile Expertise: We specialise in delivering a complete package of Building Services and Sustainability design for various healthcare settings, ensuring functionality and efficiency.

  • Diverse Portfolio: Our portfolio encompasses a wide range of healthcare units, including:
    • Primary and Community Health Care Clinics
    • Elective Care Unit, including ophthalmology and orthopaedics
    • Outpatient Services, catering to mental health, sexual health, and dentistry
    • Inpatient Acute facilities
    • Support Services, such as central decontamination Units and facilities management

  • Comprehensive Approach: We handle projects from inception to completion, covering new build projects, refurbishments, and backlog maintenance, ensuring seamless execution and optimal performance across the board.


“Wallace Whittle has been an instrumental partner in our journey towards a sustainable Net Zero hospital. During scheme development, their expertise and collaboration in MEP design, combined with a deep understanding of us as a client and the wider healthcare sector, makes them an invaluable asset. As we progress through the project from design to construction, I am confident having Wallace Whittle as a part of our team will help ensure our vision becomes a reality.”

Graeme Reid Project Director, Monklands Replacement Project

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Gorbals Health and Care Centre

NHS Orkney

Balfour Hospital

What do we deliver?


  • Utilities Services
  • Sustainability works including Daylighting, Statutory
  • Compliance and Operational Energy
  • Renewables Services including Solar and Wind
  • Resilient Power Distribution (LV and MV)
  • ICT and Data Services
  • Safety services including Fire Alarm and Detection Systems and Lightning Protection
  • Specialist Electrical Services including access control and nurse call
  • General, External, Specialist and Emergency Lighting
  • General, Dirty and Specialist Ventilation
  • Heating
  • Hot and Cold Water Services
  • Medical Gasses
  • Pneumatic Tube
  • Above Ground Drainage

Who do we work with?


  • NHS Trusts (England and Wales)
  • Regional Health Boards (Scotland & Wales)
  • Special NHS Boards (Scotland)
  • Health and Social Care Trusts (Northern Ireland)
  • Private Healthcare Providers
  • Primary Supply Chain Partners
  • Lead Advisors
  • Developers

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Ballymena Health Centre

History of Healthcare

Why Healthcare Matters

Our Healthcare Leads

Paul Cooper

Director


  • Background of 25 years in the industry.
  • Healthcare Specialist with a particular focus on electrical resilience.
  • Experience in new build, refurbishment and backlog maintenance works.
  • Extensive background with Key Stage Assurance Review (KSAR) process.
  • Pursues innovative solutions where suitable including advancing Net Zero Carbon (NZC) all electrical designs in healthcare.

Jonathan Blackhurst

Associate Director


  • Chartered Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the industry.
  • Experience in health care projects ranging from minor refurbishments to new build hospitals.
  • Passionate about providing energy efficient designs including Net Zero Carbon.
  • Lead engineer on technical projects including clean rooms, decontamination suites and infrastructure projects.
  • Advocate of innovative designs in health care to provide sustainable solutions.

Paul Cooper

Director


  • Background of 25 years in the industry;
  • Healthcare Specialist with a particular focus on electrical resilience;
  • Experience in new build, refurbishment and backlog maintenance works;
  • Extensive background with Key Stage Assurance Review (KSAR) process;
  • Pursues innovative solutions where suitable including advancing Net Zero Carbon (NZC) all electrical designs in healthcare.

Jonathan Blackhurst

Associate Director


  • Chartered Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the industry.
  • Experience in health care projects ranging from minor refurbishments to new build hospitals.
  • Passionate about providing energy efficient designs including Net Zero Carbon.
  • Lead engineer on technical projects including clean rooms, decontamination suites and infrastructure projects.
  • Advocate of innovative designs in health care to provide sustainable solutions.

NHS Golden Jubilee

The Golden Jubilee Hospital

Design Standard Experience


  • Health Technical Memorandum (HTM, SHTM & NIHTM)
  • Health Building Notes (SHBN/HBN)
  • The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • The Building Regulations and Technical Standards
  • Health & Safety Guidance
  • Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) guides
  • Net Zero Carbon Public Sector Buildings (NZCPSB) standard (The Standard)
  • Relevant Access & Maintenance such as CIRIA and HTM 2023 Access and Accommodation for Engineering Services
  • Achieving Excellence Design Evaluation (AEDET)
  • ISO Standards (Quality Assurance)


  • British, European and ISO Standards
  • IET Wiring Regulations
  • Water Regulations (Bylaws)
  • Key Stage Assurance Review (KSAR)
  • Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP Guidance)
  • Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) Guides and information
  • National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) for Utilities
  • Review and discussion on COVID and any future pandemic on oxygen usage and ventilation requirements
  • Healthcare Associated Infection System for Controlling Risk In the Built Environment (HAI-Scribe)
  • Activity Database (ADB)