Currie & Brown’s UK healthcare team goes from strength to strength
13 June 2022
Currie & Brown has strengthened its UK healthcare team with a number of recent appointments to enhance the service offering throughout the region.
Alison Evans joins the healthcare advisory team as associate director, bringing over 20 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams to design and deliver healthcare facilities in the UK and overseas. From world-leading complex acute hospital facilities through to community-focused health and wellbeing centres, Alison’s proven ability to develop innovative estate strategies to support clinical transformation, lead stakeholder engagement programmes and provide the vital link between clinicians and design teams will further enhance our growing team.
Chris Pottage joins Currie & Brown as associate director to lead our net zero carbon service offering and proactively address the demand for net zero carbon strategies in the built environment. With ten years’ experience applying a whole-life approach to sustainability in the built environment with a particular focus on healthcare developments, Chris spent time working for a tier 1 contractor before moving to the design side in a leading MEP consultancy in 2019. He has developed expertise in measuring and optimising occupant health and wellbeing in buildings as a means to drive investment in sustainability. More recently, Chris has led sustainability, net zero carbon and health and wellbeing on major development projects throughout the design and construction phases, the most prominent examples being the Whipps Cross (masterplan) redevelopment and West Suffolk Hospital where he led sustainability and net zero carbon throughout the planning applications and subsequent approval.
Nick Brealey began his career as an architect in 1997 and has designed and constructed a mixture of healthcare facilities. Nick went on to become a project manager, recently acting as the lead project manager of a recovery team at King’s College Hospital for the construction of a new four-storey 60-bed critical care centre, constructed over and integrated into a live theatre building within the heart of the hospital campus. He joins the Currie & Brown London team as associate of project management.
Perminder Gill started her career qualifying as a psychiatric mental health nurse and has worked in a variety of settings covering the entire care pathway. It was during this time that she undertook a master’s in planning buildings for health (RICS accredited). Her experience includes working for Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust in various clinical and management roles and for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as a senior health planner. Perminder joins Currie & Brown as senior consultant in the healthcare advisory services team after spending five and a half years with Arcadis Design Consultancy.
Felicity Dick joins Currie & Brown as consultant from the NHS, where she worked in multiple trusts as a physiotherapist. Felicity combines over seven years’ clinical experience in a wide range of settings with her public health experience and qualifications to provide an excellent insight into the key issues involved in planning and managing healthcare projects. She has worked in both public and private healthcare sectors in Australia and the UK. Her understanding and passion for healthcare makes Felicity a valuable addition to the healthcare advisory team.
Commenting on the appointments, Helen Pickering, senior director and head of healthcare, says: “I am pleased to welcome our new team members, each bringing a wealth of specialist health knowledge which will build upon and further strengthen our healthcare planning, sustainability, project management and wider advisory services.”