Healthcare Construction UK Market Report


LaingBuisson’s new study into the UK’s healthcare construction industry. First edition. Published 29 October 2018. (203pp)


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“The NHS remains a key political issue with capacity shortages in A&E departments, key targets for patient care being missed and many NHS trusts in deficit. In addition, the chronic shortage of GPs and a focus on shifting more services into the primary care sector are driving health spending away from large capital projects and into improved service provision at primary care level. This new report specifically reviews the UK Healthcare Construction Market against a backdrop of constrained health-care funding…


Opportunities in healthcare construction continue

In recent years, the UK’s healthcare system has undergone considerable change, with the 2012 Health and Social Care Act introducing the most wide-ranging reforms since the NHS was founded in 1948. These structural changes to the NHS have been significant, with key groups and new clients formed through the introduction of new commissioning consortia and foundation trusts.

At the same time, and against a backdrop of declining capital investment in the NHS, the nature of healthcare procurement and construction is also changing. The focus has slowly moved from the secondary care and hospital sector to investment in primary and community care facilities and this trend has also been echoed in the Five Year Forward View, with Multispecialty Community Providers (MCPs) vanguards, led by GPs, bringing some services out into the community that have traditionally been provided in hospitals.

The implication for healthcare contractors and their supply chains has been a decline in the scale and size of healthcare projects, with a greater proportion of work now focused on lower-cost refurbishment works and expansion of hospital facilities, rather than on the construction of new buildings.

Against this backdrop the government has announced a forward pipeline of almost £6 billion worth of healthcare capital projects taking place between now and 2020 and beyond.

There are around 597 individual health projects under almost 700 schemes with a combined value of around £5.7 billion.

Alongside comprehensive reviews of the current NHS and private sector healthcare estates, this new report from LaingBuisson looks at future opportunities for healthcare sector work and key issues for the construction industry.


What the report includes

  • Structure, size and values
Review of GP and NHS estates
  • Government reform
  • Funding
Partnering with the NHS
  • PFI and the alternatives
  • Resource and capital spending
Contractors output
  • Procurement
Construction supply
Impact of Brexit
  • Construction pipeline
  • Appendices
    Trade Bodies
    NHS Organisations
Major provider profiles
    The Naylor Report insight
NHS Trusts Directory
    CCG Directory

PLUS every purchase includes a copy of LaingBuisson’s Healthcare Real Estate, second edition






Who is the report for

  • Professionals from the construction industry, architectural environment and planning departments
  • All professionals working in or with healthcare estates management and development
  • C-suite professionals working in hospitals, clinics and GPs
  • Risk managers
  • Investors and Private Equity
  • Banks
  • Central Government
  • Think Tanks
  • Lawyers
  • Management Consultants


What You Get

      • Print package – Single-user Printed Hard Copy
      • Digital package – Multi-user Digital PDF and Data in Excel + Printed Hard Copy


LaingBuisson is the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK government’s Office for National Statistics.

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Report Format

Multi-user Digital PDF + Printed Hard Copy, Single-user Printed Hard Copy