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Healthcare - real estate

Healthcare real estate professionals are under growing pressure to deliver healthcare properties fit for service delivery within the modern NHS, with decreasing resources and in an increasingly competitive market. In addition, moves towards healthcare integration and the delivery of a greater array of services in a local setting demand innovation and flexibility.

Our team has a wealth of experience advising on real estate issues across the healthcare market place and understands the challenges healthcare providers face. We have a 360-degree view of the NHS property market, acting for providers across the NHS, including current and aspiring NHS foundation trusts, acute, mental health and community service providers, as well developers of primary care premises, property funders and regulators, providing a service that is pro-active, solution driven, on time and within budget.

With extensive experience on the most cutting edge healthcare transactions, including the property aspects of trust mergers and acquisitions, our real estate team has advised NHS trusts on strategic portfolio modernisation projects, such as participation in local asset-based vehicles (a type of real estate joint venture with private real estate investors), the transforming community services programme and development of integrated health and social care centres. We have also advised on sustainability and the carbon reduction commitment, while our specialist planning teams advise on planning for the development of new facilities and our environmental and health and safety teams provide a comprehensive service in these areas.

This is in addition to the full range of core property services, such as landlord and tenant, development and re-development of new and existing facilities, including NHS LIFT and PFI, site acquisitions and disposals, CQC issues, and property disputes.

Our use of innovative technologies sets us apart from other law firms. As a Weightmans’ client, you will be provided with a bespoke extranet which allows access to your files in as much detail as you require. We have also developed Property View, an easy-to-use web-based property management tool to help you manage your estate, your transactions and your projects more effectively, helping to reduce costs.

Nathan East
Nathan East

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