Essentia Trading and MJ Medical form partnership for healthcare planning projects

Strategic alliance offers bespoke solution for commercial and technical approach to healthcare estates

Essentia Trading, the healthcare planning and infrastructure consultancy, has formed a strategic partnership with healthcare planning, equipment and technology expert, MJ Medical, to offer their combined services on healthcare projects in the UK, Middle East and overseas.

Under the partnership, Essentia will focus on upstream healthcare planning, headed by healthcare planning director, Tina Nolan.

It will also be able to provide programme and project management, cost management, and optimisation.

MJ Medical, led by technical director, Danny Gibson, will support from a detailed design perspective, enhanced by its expertise in equipment and technology strategy, design, specification, cost and procurement.

Within a fast-changing global healthcare market, clients are increasingly looking for an integrated service that connects considerations of technology strategy and detailed planning with the early modelling and briefing stages

Both sides see significant benefits to clients from the combination of unique skills and expertise, continuity of the team and avoiding duplication of effort. The partnership will deliver a greater degree of design accuracy and economy, more certainty on construction costs and reduced risk.

Essentia’s healthcare planning team is one of the largest in the UK and works with clients all over the world to create the best environments and ensure they are clinically and financially sustainable.

Its recent projects include the world-class Guy’s Cancer Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Ttrust’s estates strategy, and Dublin’s new children’s hospital.

John Kelly, healthcare planning director at Essentia Trading, said: “It makes great sense for us to come together to offer our joint services under one agreement.

We will be approaching each project on a case-by-case basis, meaning that clients will have a bespoke solution for the commercial and technical approach as well as the structure and service delivery

“We will be approaching each project on a case-by-case basis, meaning that clients will have a bespoke solution for the commercial and technical approach as well as the structure and service delivery.”

MJ Medical provides consultancy services that aim to deliver innovative, effective and adaptable healthcare services and facilities that respond to the changing needs of the community.

Company director, Nathaniel Hobbs, said: “Within a fast-changing global healthcare market, clients are increasingly looking for an integrated service that connects considerations of technology strategy and detailed planning with the early modelling and briefing stages.

“Essentia and MJ Medical are both leaders in our fields; our skills and service offering overlap, but in a complementary way that delivers a service whose whole is considerably greater than the sum of its parts.”

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