Active Projects

Open Planning for Healthcare Infrastructure (OPHI), with Emergency and Urgent Care case studies

Project Facts

Start date: January 2009
End date: January 2011
Investigators Phil Astley, Andrew Price
Staff Employed Richard Hind, Grant Mills, Sameedha Mahadkar
Status Completed

Project Partners

NHS and Foundation Acute Trusts: Guy’s and St Thomas’, Milton Keynes, Salford Royal, Southampton, Taunton and Somerset, Brighton, Leicester, Surrey and Hants MHT, University College London Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland, Trondheim, Norway

Ove Arup, Fulcrum First, Avanti Architects, HKS Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour Architects, Allies and Morrison Architects, Community Health Partnerships

Project Partners

Department of Civil and Building Engineering
Loughborough University
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU
T: +44 (0) 15 0922 2627

Strategic estates scenario planning and project decision making techniques for acute NHS Trusts,
• Investigated a range of simulation process planning tools and techniques and their ability to support a Trust’s future strategic decision making and large site asset management.
• appraised how the use of scenario and process planning techniques can support effective scalability of identified services and space utilisation in line with a Trust’s business plan.
• field work focussed on Emergency and Urgent Care services planning with 8 participating Acute NHS Foundation Trusts across the UK.