With over 20 years’ experience in the health sector our approach is to take a client’s brief and design to it, not to have pre-conceived solutions before we start. We work with the client from first principles to robustly analyse how a building will be used, then design it using a simple, clear and integrated approach, to ensure that what is delivered supports the activities that take place within it.
The buildings we deliver aim to provide facilities that are patients’ first choice in the local area, with maximum operational efficiency to optimise time spent caring for patients. We design efficiently, challenging guidance where necessary to ensure that clients only build what they really need.
We work across a variety of sectors and believe this brings benefits in the cross-fertilisation of ideas between them. This approach has delivered hospital master plans, new build and refurbishment projects. In 2010 Chesterfield Birth Centre and 2012 Chesterfield Eye Centres were shortlisted in the ‘Building Better Healthcare’ Awards.
“I have personally worked closely with Guy Barlow and his team and have found their knowledge, commitment and innovative approach a major contribution to the success of our projects. Guy’s ability to bring new design concepts and challenge working practices has positively transformed not only our buildings but how we deliver patient care” - Chris Tann, Head of Estates and Capital Projects, Chesterfield Royal Hospital