Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost and commercial management and advisory across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

With 111 offices in 45 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets. We also have a strong presence in Scotland with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and a team of 220 people.

We provide healthcare organisations with strategic and transformational real estate services that directly affect positive business outcomes. We offer a flexible approach to engaging with our clients; providing leadership, management and facilitation or technical support services as required. We have extensive experience in advising clients in the healthcare sector, particularly on their real estate programmes and strategies, and have a strong track record of applying our expertise to drive industry best practice and innovation.

From our viewpoint, our work with clients has shown that the key levers to delivering better health outcomes and improved efficiencies are:

  • Embracing best practice in property asset management
  • Reviewing and rationalising underutilised or poor quality estate
  • Embracing new operating models
  • Embedding collaborative working
  • Managing energy efficiency
  • Better commercial capital project and cost management.

We are proud to be appointed to Health Facilities Scotland 2 for Lead Advisor, Cost Advisor and Project Manager.

Previous health projects delivered in Scotland include:

  • NHS Highland – Raigmore Hospital, Theatre Refurbishment Programme: project management
  • NHS Highland – Raigmore Hospital, Children’s Ward: project management
  • NHS Highland – Raigmore Hospital, Dermatology Unit: project management
  • National Services Scotland – Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Jack Copland Centre: commercial lead, procurement to financial close, construction management
  • NHS Orkney – new hospital and healthcare facility: project management through procurement to financial close
  • NHS Lothian – Royal Hospital for Children and Young People & Department of Clinical Neuroscience: commercial and strategic input to contract negotiations
  • Nuffield Health, Glasgow – MRI scanner installation: project management
  • Healthcare Facilities Scotland – Delta House office accommodation and fit out: project management
  • NHS Lothian – Royal Edinburgh Hospital: project management.

Making the difference

We have the people, knowledge and the experience to help you achieve exceptional outcomes. If you choose us to support you, our objective at every moment of our engagement will be to develop solutions that maximise the contribution that your property portfolio provides to your core aims and objectives.

Gartnavel General Hospital, Outpatient Department for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Gartnavel General Hospital, Outpatient Department for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Turner & Townsend has an excellent track record in providing cost advisor services within the health sector and can provide national coverage across Scotland from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

We operate globally and the benefit of shared knowledge and expertise from across the business is harnessed to provide a proactive, market leading cost advisor service for their clients.

We are at the forefront of harnessing the power of technology to improve outcomes in the construction industry.  Our digital systems streamline routine work and share information across multiple systems, leaving more time for high quality relationship management, decision making and innovation.

Dedicated BIM specialists within their cost management business provide BIM implementation advice to the delivery team, and utilising BIM to the fullest possible extent is an integral part of our service delivery in the Cost Advisor role.

Turner & Townsend understands that a collaborative approach to working with NHS boards, HFS and PSCPs will achieve the best outcomes, while providing rigorous financial and commercial advice and support to safeguard client interests. Our evidence led approach to scrutiny and challenge provides real benefits to clients, providing assurance that value for money is being achieved at every stage of the process.

Turner & Townsend and their supply chain of Architects, Engineers, Building Surveyors and Supervisors have an exceptional track record in delivering strategic advice to our health clients.  We work across all sectors for NHS clients, private health providers and developer / contractor organisations.  We work at all levels in order to deliver organisational based, whole health economy, national and international initiatives.

The healthcare system in Scotland is under unprecedented pressure.  Improved clinical outcomes and increased efficiencies must be delivered.

Our team has an in-depth understanding of Scotland’s healthcare system, the pressures it is under and the need to deliver improved clinical outcomes and increased efficiencies. We understand the challenges facing health clients including:

  • Providing improved services
  • Modernising the workforce
  • Delivering best value and patient choice
  • Ageing population
  • Rise in number of people with long term conditions and co-morbidities
  • Increase in lifestyle risk factors
  • Greater public expectation
  • Rising costs of provision
  • Constrained financial resources.

Turner & Townsend are passionate about improving access to, and the provision of health care facilities across Scotland. We have worked with multiple health boards, bringing their wider industry and sector knowledge and best practice to drive innovation and collaboration to their projects.

We deliver project success through effective planning, the right team and rigorous controls. Our team offers a completely flexible approach to engaging with NHS clients; providing leadership, management and facilitation or technical support services as required.

Our accredited NEC project managers have the experience and capability to assist Health Boards throughout Scotland to deliver their obligations in an effective way, driving value for money solutions on behalf of the NHS.


Steven Colquhoun, Associate Director
e: steven.colquhoun@turntown.co.uk
t: 0141 221 5358, m: 07841 308 491

Further information

Website: www.turnerandtownsend.com

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