JDP’s vital signs are good after £3m healthcare boost
A Bridgnorth architect practice is helping healthcare become accessible to more people after it was appointed to deliver over £3m of projects.
Johnson Design Partnership (JDP) has built on its long track record in this sector by winning work to design and oversee a £650,000 expansion of Newbridge Surgery in Wolverhampton, the refurbishment of a dental practice in Shrewsbury and a £200,000 job for a medical practice in the South East.
It has also just started work on an ambitious £2m project to develop a stunning new entrance and food hall to improve the environment for patients and visitors.
The company, which has recently increased its team with the recruitment of Manjinder Singh, has overcome rivals five times its size to win this string of appointments and bosses believe this is down to its ability to use design to unlock functionality whilst creating more welcoming spaces.
Vic Johnson, who founded JDP in 2001, commented: “We are very strong in healthcare and, even by our standards, this has been a very good year, with over £3m of appointments and a number of contracts at the final tender stage.
“GP surgeries, community medical practices and the big super hospitals have all had to look at the way they deliver services to patients and design can be a great way of improving the experience and ensuring we can host multiple services in one place.”
He continued: “We are also increasingly working with clients to look at how they can generate revenue out of their spaces by opening up parts of the entrances/facilities to a retail offer/food hall.
“At the heart of everything we do is make sure that our design complies with Healthcare Building Notes (HBN), the guidelines that govern all construction work for the sector.”