Putting practice(s) into action throughout the UKSeptember 28, 2018 News
When you consider the healthcare we are fortunate enough to enjoy in this country, you probably (and quite rightly) think about the diligent and hardworking nurses, skilled surgeons and heroic doctors who save likes and care for the sick every day. But for these people to do their invaluable jobs, they must have somewhere to work and we are proud to say that’s where JMS are fortunate enough to come in.
The cost effective Civil and Structural Engineering solutions we are providing for the healthcare sector allow those vital services to do their jobs effectively, without having to throw more and more taxpayers’ money into upkeep and expenses.
It also means medical professionals can focus on saving lives – locally. The vulnerable and infirmed can be reassured knowing medical support can be accessed easily and locally, through the increasing number of neighbourhood medical centres and walk-in clinics.
As with all of the projects we’re involved with, we have local environment and healthcare in our minds too.
“The recent Brownsover Health Centre development was awarded an ‘excellent’ rating for environmental, social and economic sustainability by a respected buildings research body” said Bhavin Parmar of JMS Engineers Midlands. “So we are not just helping look after the local community, we are being careful and respectful to the environment too.”
Caring for a growing population
Being involved in designing and building the medical centre in the Brownsover region of Rugby is just one of JMS’s many involvements in improving the country’s medical facilities.
The local community’s struggle to get adequate medical care (as detailed in Part one of this news release – here) is unfortunately far from unique. As the population or our country grows year on year, we’re going to need more and more places to cater for such needs.
To make that feasible, engineering teams need to find sustainable, environmentally conscious and architecturally sound ways to construct medical centres throughout the UK.
“We’re heavily involved in the healthcare sector” said JMS’s Andrew Kenyon. “These medical centres are becoming more and more of a focus as the NHS looks for viable local alternatives to hospital attendance.
For that reason they’re situating such care centres in prominent, easily accessible locations. They want a visible presence which means we have the job of engineering facilities that not only fit the specific role, but look striking and attractive. We have many such projects throughout the UK. Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire projects are actively managed by regional JMS offices.”
Brownsover’s £ 2.3 million development is just one phase of a major project covering the whole of the UK. This is vital activity we’re proud to be so heavily involved in.
Next time you think about the invaluable work of the NHS, particularly in this, their 70th anniversary year, remember the part JMS Consulting Engineers are playing in ensuring people get a great level of care so close to their homes.