Stewart previously worked for one of the UK’s largest law firms, leading their healthcare property team, and has a detailed understanding of the complexities surrounding the healthcare sector, and its governance and regulatory regime.
Stewart has worked in partnership with a wide range of healthcare organisations, providing operational and strategic guidance on their real estate, whether that be a single site centre or a diverse multi-site portfolio. His deep understanding of core sector issues, particularly the funding challenges faced by NHS organisations and the delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Plans, means he is ideally placed to support any clients working in the healthcare sector.
Stewart’s experience and approach
Stewart’s understanding of the ever-evolving challenges in the healthcare sector allows him to apply many years of commercial property legal expertise in the context of what matters most when managing healthcare projects. His approach goes deeper than simply talking the sector’s language, and he is considered a thought-leader on key property issues facing healthcare organisations trying to modernise their estate and improve services for patients.
Areas of expertise
- Property development projects for primary care organisations, GPs, NHS trusts, other health care providers and charities
- Partnership development schemes including NHS LIFT and pooled-funding arrangements
- Property advice on NHS projects such as TCS, mergers, close-down and transfer
- Strategic property advice
- Portfolio management, acquisitions and disposals
- Landlord and tenant
- Land assembly, options, pre-emptions and disposal
What Stewart’s clients say
“Throughout all my dealings with Stewart and his team they have shown great commercial awareness which means they are able to resolve and overcome obstacles which could otherwise stall projects”.
NHS Project Director
Development of new primary care centre
Stewart led a project team to deliver a new healthcare centre on behalf of a group of GPs. As well as providing new surgery facilities for two large GP practices, the centre includes space for community health and other services, a pharmacy, a physiotherapist, and a café. The complex development project involved:
- Site acquisition
- Development and construction aspects of the new centre
- Funding arrangements for the new development
- Leases to all final occupiers
Working in partnership with national charity
Stewart works with a prominent national charity which provides services for children with complex learning requirements. He recently led a project team to deliver a new specialist school for the charity. The campus was developed on a 13-acre site and includes an enterprise hub in addition to the specialist school. The project work included a development agreement for the construction of the school followed by its acquisition for the charity upon completion.
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