NHS Foundation Trust - Estate Strategy
NHS Estate Strategy
With 110 assets on over 90 sites across 8 London Boroughs, the Trust were under enormous pressure to produce year on year savings as part of their Cost Improvement Programme.
The client wanted to bring a commercial challenge to the portfolio, and having carried out a 10-week strategic review of the clinical and non-clinical estate with clinical leads, we identified the potential to improve occupational density and utilisation figures as well as introduce new ways of working and ultimately rationalise the property portfolio. Analysis of existing property data was undertaken and comparisons drawn against relevant industry benchmarks.
The project identified the potential to reduce the property portfolio by 31% and property footprint by 23%, through measures such as intensification of the accommodation by re-planning and the introduction of more relevant work settings to support the implementation of agile working. The outcome was to lower property operating costs by c42%.