Enable by Design create high quality
healthcare and social care environments
that enhance the patient journey and
focus on improved health outcomes.

Emergency Department

BRI NHS Foundation Trust,
Gillingham, Kent
Confidential Value
On site

Health and Wellbeing Centre

South West Yorkshire
NHS Foundation Trust
Confidential Value

Architects and
Lead Designers

Enable by Design provide specialist architectural design services in the delivery of design, architectural and project management to the construction sector including NHS Trusts, Framework Partners, Contractors, Developers and Aged Care providers.

Our approach is to collaborate to achieve innovative design solutions to a consistent and high quality to suit the clients requirements.

We are used to working with our partners under various forms of contracts and procurement routes.

We also offer a range of architectural, advisory and associate services including BIM and NEC3 consultancy through to estate rationalisation on projects ranging from small scale developments to new hospital projects.

From our main offices in Leeds we are also have a regional office in London.

Designing For Change
In Healthcare

Designing new buildings, re-configuring existing properties and rationalising healthcare estates, the team provides solutions to the 21st century challenges of increasing efficiency, achieving cost savings and addressing the evolving clinical and patients’ needs.

Working in collaboration with healthcare clients, government bodies, community healthcare partnerships, providers of aged and dementia care, academic institutions and leading industry professionals, we are at the forefront of healthcare design and innovation. Our team co-founded the Health BIM group working alongside the Department of Health, NHS and private sector partners on the Integrated Health Information Model.

As a joint venture partner with TAHPI, we are the European partners of the Health Facility Briefing System, a web suite of integrated tools offered on a subscription basis to support the health industry.

Listening for Life Centre

The Ear Trust Charity,
Bradford Confidential Value
Confidential Value

We provide a range of services
and proactive lean thinking to assist clients
to deliver high quality, efficient, safe,
innovative and practical solutions

Neonatal Unit at
Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust Bradford
Confidential Value

Architects and Lead

Enable By Design is a specialist architecture team that has successfully delivered a range of projects across the health economy within the acute, primary, mental health, specialist and aged care clients for the public and private sectors. Our track record as architects and lead consultants spans significant hospital developments, new and refurbished health centres to bespoke specialist care facilities for residential, care homes and dementia care.

Our team has extensive knowledge of the NHS Health Technical Memorandums (HTM) and Health Building Notes (HBN) to enhance our service offering. We have in-house Activity Database (ADB) expertise and we have a detailed understanding of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) quality risk profiling, Premises Assurance Model (PAM) and other evidence-based design tools such as A Staff & Patient Environment Calibration Tool (ASPECT) and Achieving Design Excellence Evaluation Tool Kit (AEDET).

We embrace technological
that add value to
the services we provide our clients
to the benefit of project delivery.


The dedicated Innovate department was formed in 2012 to explore and discover new ways of interacting with the built environment, with a view to offering added value to our clients in this rapidly changing technological age.

Our team acts as an incubator for commercially viable and tangible ideas that deliver creative solutions through products, processes and software that enable our clients to get greater flexibility, value and use from their assets.

A specific product we have taken to market is a modular IPS doorset unit, which has been designed in a unique way to prevent bio-contamination and help in the fight against infection control, and for ease of maintenance in healthcare environments.

Our culture of collaborative working and holistic thinking with clients, academia and partners worldwide has led to the development of other exciting products and innovations to take to market in the near future.

Emergency Department

Medway NHS Foundation Trust,
Gillingham, Kent
Confidential Value
On site

Property and Infrastructure Consultancy

Sustainable Transformation Plans (STPs) and the One Public Estate program will bring about significant change and challenge to the way we deliver health and soci al care. The STPs are now progressing, with full opera tional plans and estates under the spot light.

Transformation will inevitably involve changes to the estate, with continued focus on optimizing, utilising and optimising the asset base, co- locating with other public sector organisations, reducing facilities management costs and creating more flexible, multi- functional bases. This change presents an opportunity for the NHS to make it fit for future healthcare provision and put itself in position to maximise returns from the proposed transformation that will take place.

Enable by Design, working in partnership with the NHS, has identified key opportunities which could lead to a redesign and optimisation of the NHS estate in a way which will enhance patient care. We believe that success is dependent on adopting a holistic approach across the many facets which affect decisions regarding the estate.