Many thanks to those who came to the health breakfast on 2nd March – a most interesting and much more grounded discussion than usual.
I feel that we are starting to turn the corner to discovering what real collaborative working actually looks like and I hope we can put some of this into practice in the near future.
Here are some key takeaways:
There remains a frightening large amount of backlog maintenance issues that are not being addressed and mostly ignored – but is a sticking plaster the answer?
Strategic Estates Partnerships could inject the funding that some estates require – a replacement for the PFI
How much weight and what actions do the 6 Facet surveys actually produce. There is a perspective they expose the can of worms, but the lid is quickly replaced!
Private operators are still looking at the health tourist market as a strong proposition
Some private operators are targeting the commuter belt towns and redeveloping old rural town offices into wellbeing centres
Clients are becoming more commercially aware and more aware of the value that exists in their property portfolio – especially in London
As a group, there is huge importance of collaboration and a strong understanding of the procurement process to ensure cohesion at all stages of the project.
”A well-structured, informative and enjoyable event as always” – Lendlease
The next Health breakfast falls after the end of the new financial year so it will be interesting to see if budgets for capital works are improved at all and if the sector can start to reinvest in its aging stock.