Archus to lead creation of NHS estates guidance standards

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 23-Oct-2023

Healthcare infrastructure specialist reappointed lead supplier for delivery of next phase of NHS Estates Technical Standards and Guidance programme

Healthcare infrastructure specialist, Archus, has been reappointment as the lead supplier to NHS England for the delivery of the next phase of the NHS Estates Technical Standards and Guidance Programme.

Archus has successfully supported the programme since 2019, where it has since overseen the development and publishing of the ground-breaking NHS Net Zero Carbon building standard, alongside several other HBNs, HTMs, and strategically-important guidance documents.

Its reappointment for a further four years, following a competitive tendering process, will see the healthcare infrastructure consultancy continue to provide a broad range of specialist skills and support to the core team at NHS England as part of the delivery of 13 priority documents, and the scoping phase of a further 13 documents.

As lead supplier, Archus will be supported by a range of carefully-selected organisations and professionals who will undertake roles as subject matter experts, ensuring the programme benefits from the most-experienced, capable, and qualified array of expertise in the industry.

Partners include HKS, Corstorphine & Wright, Square Gain, Hydrock, Hoare Lea, Part B, Mott Macdonald, Atos, MTS, Akerlof, WT Partnership, Waterwise, and The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction.

Commenting on the appointment, Chris Turner, director and head of technical advisory at Archus, said: “We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the role of lead supplier for the next phase of the NHS Estates Technical Standards and Guidance Programme.

“At Archus, we are committed to driving positive change in the healthcare sector and we are very much looking forward to working alongside NHS teams, and an exceptional range of partners, to bring further innovation to the already successful programme.”

Shane Dineen, managing director, added: “The NHS Technical Guidance publications are a seminal part of setting the standards for high-quality care environments and considered best practice, not only in the UK, but in healthcare systems around the world.

“We are immensely proud to continue to work alongside and support the team at NHS England on this important programme of work.”


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