In recent weeks, NHS England has announced the results of the ambitious Estates Technology and Transformation Fund which heralds the start of a major investment programme in primary care estate within England. Almost 600 premises proposals received by NHS England have been awarded funding to modernise primary care estate through a funding package that will enable GP practices to extend and refurbish their existing surgery premises whilst funding has also been awarded for new surgery premises.
Apollo have been active participants in the ETTF programme, submitting a number of applications on behalf of GP clients, with a number of new projects gaining in-principle funding by NHS England. In addition to new build projects, Apollo will also be working towards the delivery of a number of extensions on behalf of GP clients.
Managing Director Rob James commented “Apollo have been working within the UK primary care premises sector since 2000 and we are one of only a few specialist companies that operate within the UK sector at present. Our experienced team are currently delivering primary care schemes throughout the UK. We are excited to see significant investment within primary care facilities by NHS England and we are looking forward to working with our GP clients and CCGs as the ETTF programme gets underway later this month.”
Apollo works closely with GP clients and CCGs in providing a complete development service for extensions and new build projects. The service offered includes project management and development management of new builds, extensions and refurbishments. Our service also includes land acquisition, strategic development advice, assistance with all NHS approvals including business case writing. The turnkey service provided by Apollo also includes development funding both pre and post business case approvals.
Rob James commented “The service that Apollo offers is tailored to suit GP clients and it enables practices to progress projects from the very early stages through to occupation, with minimised resource requirements in terms of both their time and money. We would encourage GP practices to contact us to find out some of the ways we can assist them develop their projects as part of the ETTF programme.”
For further information or advice, please contact a member of the Apollo team at any one of our regional offices.