Warren Percival Healthcare, Legal and Finance Business Development Director +44 (0)7793 365862


Healthcare organisations face major challenges in construction and estate management, and, more recently, with the push towards the HIP1 and HIP2 new build programmes. In the NHS, for example, new builds and refurbishment projects must be delivered to net-zero-carbon standards and the Estates and Facilities Management Stretch programme aims to reduce the environmental impacts of estates. In addition, NHS trusts have to increase asset efficiency and utilisation while managing an ageing property portfolio with maintenance backlogs and capital work underspending.

RSK understands these challenges. We help clients to develop, maintain, improve, renew and dispose of property assets.

Our focus is on providing clients with the best solutions for their challenges. We pride ourselves on a responsive, pragmatic approach and a deep understanding of clients’ needs. This enables us to provide comprehensive support and to identify opportunities that have positive effects on programme, cost and risk. As a leading provider of environmental and site investigation services to infrastructure projects and construction and property programmes, RSK has excellent geographical coverage across the UK.

Our ever-expanding business includes one of the largest consultancy offerings in the UK coupled with a growing suite of contracting services.  Collectively, we deliver added value through an unrivalled package of services from pre-acquisition and planning through to post-construction.

We help clients in the healthcare sector at every stage of a properties lifespan including development, maintenance, improvement, asset renewal and disposal. In the UK, healthcare organisations can access our services through various supply agreements and frameworks, including

  • ProCure22 (direct appointments by Principal Supply Chain Partners)
  • Constructionline
  • Shared Business Services (SBS) – via our Pellings business
  • London Procurement Partnership
  • ESPO

The RSK name may not be familiar to everyone in the healthcare sector because much of our work is delivered by our well-established and respected subsidiaries.  Collectively, our work is gathering pace and as a group we can service Estates Teams within Trusts, as well as across the supply chain with planners, architects and contractors working on healthcare projects.  Visit the RSK Businesses section to learn more about the brands within the RSK Group.

For details of the RSK group’s added-value approach and the specific services it provides aligned to each of the development stages of a healthcare project, please see our brochure and the expertise section below. You will also find a selection of relevant healthcare sector case studies below.

Our Expertise

  • Pre-acquisition and planning

    • Support bid stage tender writing
    • Review of project constraints
    • Planning support (TCPA / DCO / Transport etc)
    • Flood risk assessments and mitigation design
    • Whole life costing; energy studies; renewable energy feasibility studies, including ground source heat pump design and net-zero carbon design; and BREEAM support
    • Architectural design
    • Landscape Architecture (including landscape and visual impact assessment LVIA)
    • Building surveying of existing estates
    • One of the largest ecology teams in the UK, adding value from surveying, mitigation, biodiversity net gain and rewilding for offsetting
    • One of the largest Archaeological and Built Heritage surveying and contracting teams in the UK Fully UKAS-accredited asbestos team, including sampling, analysis, surveying, and an arm’s length independent removal contracting business

  • Detailed design and site preparation

    • Site investigation: geotechnical, geoenvironmental and geophysical
    • In-house drillers (more than 100 rigs)
    • In-house laboratories for soil and waste analysis
    • In-house Pile Testing business to maximise re-use of existing infrastructure
    • Remediation design and contracting
    • In-house structural engineering teams
    • Civil engineering including water and wastewater services
    • Earthworks design, material management plans and slope stabilisation
    • In-house mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering for services design and optimisation

  • Construction

    • Site supervision/clerk of works
    • Sustainability support and assessment e.g. BREEAM
    • Environmental and health and safety compliance support (including audit, CDM etc.)
    • Waste management support including re-use of materials
    • Noise and vibration assessments
    • Air quality
    • Validation of remediation strategy (including vapour etc)
    • Expert Witness support across a range of disciplines (including construction disputes)
    • 24-hr response contracting for major incidents or spills
    COVID-19 decontamination

  • Post-construction

    • Statutory approvals and sign-off
    • Permit surrender, CL:AIRE MMP verification and validation, SWMP review
    • Site inspection of work, issue of construction contract certificates
    • Health and safety performance reviews
    • Post-project and closeout reports
    • Post-construction testing for compliance and BREEAM credits
    • Commissioning and validation of services (mechanical and electrical, M&E), including ground source heat pumps