A dramatic yet thoughtful evolution for mental health treatment

Sketch and computer render of a design for a modern mental health treatment bedroom, it also shows the 'outdoor room' concept of the design.

Darwin Group Principal Architect Louis Sullivan and his team have poured a lot into a very important project. The team first unveiled ‘Bedroom Evolved’ at last year’s Design in Mental Health Conference and it will be returning for this year’s event.

Could a new way of funding healthcare estates be the shot in the arm the NHS has been looking for

A theatre nurse in full PPE, scrubbing up ready for surgery. Behind them is a large, medical grade sink and a yellow wall.

With NHS repair backlogs reaching record levels, and the future of the new hospitals programme facing an uncertain future, leading modular construction firms Darwin Group and Portakabin bosses are calling for a rethink around how healthcare estates are planned and funded.

Darwin Group and Portakabin have combined their strengths to deliver excellence in modern healthcare environments.

Healthcare Focus: Misconceptions of modular construction

A bird's eye view of a construction site during module install. In the foreground, a large crane is lifting a module into position.

We put the spotlight on Production Director Adrian Mitchell to talk about the misconceptions of modular construction and why more and more healthcare estates are choosing it over traditional building methods.

Stick-built or traditional construction has long been the standard within the industry. However, modular buildings have gained popularity in recent years as a flexible, sustainable and cost-effective option for various applications. But according to Adrian Mitchell, there are still some common misconceptions that can cause confusion or hesitation when considering modular as an option.

Darwin Group becomes Corporate Partner with HFMA

Darwin Group and HFMA logos on a grey background with the words 'Corporate Partner'

Darwin Group is proud to announce its partnership with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the professional body for finance staff working in healthcare.

Operating as a Corporate Partner with HFMA, Darwin Group will connect with healthcare leaders and network colleagues across a variety of activities to discuss timely estates and construction discussions, approached through a finance-focused lens.

New centre officially opened after seeing 20 percent increase in procedures

A first-of-its-kind modular Heart Centre with two cardiac catheterisation laboratories, built by Darwin Group in Basingstoke has led to a 20 percent increase in angiogram procedures in its first year, with more than 2,700 patients being seen. The Hampshire Hospitals Heart Centre was officially opened this week at a ceremony led by chairman of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Steve Erskine, and The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq. 

Fifteen jobs up for grabs as Darwin Group continues Telford expansion

Fifteen jobs are up for grabs at Telford’s Darwin Group as the healthcare construction specialist continues to expand. 

The roles, which include junior and senior positions across the architectural, design, sales, commercial and construction departments, will support the firm’s growth as it partners with the NHS to create outstanding healthcare facilities. 

Procure23 | Crown Commercial Service’s Construction Works and Associated Services 2/Procure23 Framework

Darwin Group Ltd has become the only Modular, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) design and build main contractor to be named on the ProCure23 (P23) lots of Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Framework. ProCure23 lots is the fourth generation of the ProCure route to market for the provision of design and construction services for the delivery of NHS capital projects with an estimated cumulative value of £9bn over its four-year lifespan.

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